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Are you curious about the condition of your land? Thanks to “De Grote Grondvraag” (“The Great Soil Survey”), you can easily locate your land on a map and see whether there is a risk of soil contamination. This is OVAM’s way of stimulating all landowners in Flanders to check their land and remediate it where necessary.
Is your plot coloured red? Don’t panic! It could be that your land was incorrectly entered as ‘risk land’ in the database. Witteveen+Bos is a recognised soil remediation expert and can assist in drawing up a substantiated claim to be declassified as risk land. Don't be left in the dark! We can guide you step-by-step through this process.
If you suspect that activities conducted on your property may be polluting the soil – or that this was the case in the past – we can provide insight into the condition of your soil by conducting an exploratory soil investigation .
Are you working on a construction project that involves excavation work for a swimming pool, cellar, etc.? And does earth moving come into play? Then a soil investigation is required here too and we are happy to help by conducting an earth moving study.
A soil investigation is mandatory at transfer, closure or discontinuation of activities. This is also the case with a periodic obligation, such as an environmental permit application or a one-off investigation.
Would you like more information about when a soil investigation is necessary and who is obligated to investigate? You will find the answers to these questions on the OVAM website. As a soil remediation expert, we can of course also guide you in this.
Do you want to get an impression of the soil condition of your site? Witteveen+Bos can carry out an preliminary soil investigation. This is a limited survey in which we examine your soil and/or the groundwater in the riskiest zones.
On the basis of a descriptive study , our experienced soil experts can map the contamination three-dimensionally. This allows us to investigate exactly where the contamination originated and where it has spread to. Using the results of this research, we will also estimate the risks for people and the environment.
Finally, the characterisation study will demonstrate whether it is necessary to proceed to remediation of the soil. We guide our clients in this and can also determine, together with them, whether they are eligible for an exemption from the remediation obligation. If you obtain an exemption from this obligation, OVAM will execute the follow-up process itself.