Methane Testing & Reports in Los Angeles
Methane is a combustible natural gas. At active or formerly active oil fields, dairy farms, and landfills, methane accumulations are observed in the pore spaces of these sites’ soils. To confirm the presence or non-presence of methane accumulations in a determined site, it is necessary to conduct a methane test. Los Angeles and the greater Southern California area have trusted AES for 25 years to provide such geological services.
If you are planning for construction on a location whose former uses point to a possibility for methane accumulations, get in touch with our office; we can provide you with the methane report you need for the best carrying out of your plans. Methane, due to its explosive nature, can create very unsafe conditions when present in high concentrations and/or pressures underneath building structures. In order to prevent potential fires and explosions, the City of Los Angeles and many surrounding cities and counties have mapped specific geographical areas onto a Methane Zone or Methane Buffer Zone. When a new building is proposed for construction or when certain additions are to be made to existing buildings within these zones, regulatory agencies require that the subsurface soils be investigated for methane and other soil gases. AES often performs methane tests concurrent with geotechnical report, as well as Phase One Environmental site assessments, to save time and money.