Geotechnical and
Environmental Services

Specialists in the investigation, assessment and reclamation
of development land.

BRD to eliminate oil smell

A catastrophic leak in a heating oil fuel line forced a young family from their Lincolnshire home with odours penetrating the living area.  BRD have been called in to remediate the oil spill.  The grossly contaminated soils were generally confined to the service trench and these were removed by careful excavation.  The oil smell was entering the home via the gap around the foul drain pipe and as a preacuitonary measure speciliast remediation chemicals were injected into the soils beneath the floor to eliminate the odour.  By excavating alongside the house, it was possible to inject from the outside and thereby saving internal disruption.  BRD undertook internal vapour monitoring and testing of water supplies to provide further reassurance to the householder that their home was safe to return to.

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      In conjunction with Zetica and Aurora Health Physics Services, BRD was involved with a site investigation on an active Medical Research Centre in London.  The site is used predominantly for experimental work for the development of vaccines, and to gain and understanding as to how different pathogens behave under certain conditions.  Due to the processes […]

    • Retaining Wall Collapse, Lincolnshire

      BRD was appointed by Stanza Consulting on behalf of a retirement housing developer, to undertake a geotechnical ground investigation at their site in Lincolnshire.  A 4.0m x 6.0m stretch of retaining wall had collapsed and an investigation was required to establish underlying ground conditions. As a direct result of our site works, subsequent assessments and […]

    • Welcome to Ana & Henrik

      The BRD team has expanded once again with the arrival of experienced engineering geologist Ana and graduate Henrik joining the company.  Their arrival heralds the opening up of our upstairs offices with the final completion of moving our archives to an electronic system.

    • BRD have moved

      In order to allow for the future expansion of BRD, we have moved to new offices at Hawthorne Villa, 1 Old Parr Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5HT.  Phone numbers and emails all remain the same. Following aquisition of Hawthorne Villa towards the end of 2011, we have started the new year with a major refurbishment project […]