Environmental Engineering

Foundation Test Group, Inc. (FTG) is a geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting firm providing services to the public sector and various private sector clients, including the commercial and industrial building industry. Situated in Finksburg, Maryland with convenient access to Northern Virginia, Central Maryland, and Central Pennsylvania, FTG serves environmental projects primarily in the mid-Atlantic region, with project experience throughout the continental United States. FTG’s professional staff of licensed engineers and geologists has a combined experience of over 75 years solving problems related to the earth and the environment. While FTG offers a wide spectrum of environmental capabilities, our expertise is predominantly focused on conducting “due diligence” Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and site screening investigations to minimize our clients’ risk during property evaluations and real estate transfers.

We perform our assessments in accordance with the latest protocols and standards developed by ASTM for properties as simple as vacant land to more challenging real estate holdings, industrial/commercial facilities, and Brownfield redevelopment sites. We also perform routine subsurface investigations for typical environmental concerns (such as leaking petroleum product tanks and improperly disposed dry cleaning solvents) as well as very complex soil and groundwater contamination situations. Our current environmental specialization involves evaluating and remediating sites which have previously been utilized as fruit orchards, recognizing the need to mitigate the deleterious impact of long-term and widespread pesticide usage on formerly agricultural lands scheduled for development.

FTG Environmental Information 2-20-2015