Thinking of Purchasing Vacant or Developed property?
- Will your home be flooded? Is the basement excessively wet at times?
- Is that wet area a wetland? Should I build near a wetland?
- How will that steep slope on the property impact construction?
- What should I do about the septic gray water?
- Is this land suited to a pond? Where is the best place to build a pond?
- Is there adequate water for my purposes? Is the water quality good? Should I test the water? For what? Where should I drill a well?
- Is your well water tainted with oil?
- Are up gradient contaminent sources nearby that might contaminate my well?
- Are those "minor" foundation cracks telltale signs that the building will slide down slope?
- Should I buy streamside land that may wash away in a major flood? Am I likely to loose my investment?
- There are beautiful orchards and farmland nearby. Should I worry about water quality?
- Is that a sinkhole? Will my building collapse or subside?
- Did my contractor do something wrong? Do I need expert support?
- Is the soil suitable for an in-ground septic system?
I can help with all these questions.
- Building Site Considerations
- Pond Siting
- Well Water Issues (Quality & Quantity)
- Contaminant Assessments
- Spring Characterization
- Bottled Water Sale Options
- Flood Risk & Impact Evaluations
- Basement Flooding Analyses
- Soil Septic Suitability
- Insurance Claim Assistance
Example Work Project
Long before the principal of HydroQuest was consulting full time, he worked with concerned citizens to evaluate the quantity of water available in Minnewaska Lake, as well as in nearby wells and the Peters Kill for a proposed large-scale private resort. Major field work, hydrologic analysis, and report preparation documented the lack of sufficient water needed to advance the project. Today, this area is known as Minnewaska State Park Preserve.
Other Work Projects Include:
Pond Siting & Design
Steep Slope Soil Failure
Soil Permeability Evaluation
Septic Absorption Evaluation
Evaluation of Basement Water Source