Client: BBVA Compass Bank

Location: Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Markets: Construction | Site Development | Commercial


A property targeted for new (and expedited) development as a
high profile branch bank in a transitional urban area with
extensive use history. The site was an abandoned auto repair and
service station facility with “closed-in-place” tank systems and
multiple buried sources for hydrocarbon and solvent release to
the environment, surrounded by multiple dry cleaning (active and
historical) with Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) facilities
undergoing active case management.

Abandoned hydraulic lifts and surface staining

Removal of abandoned fuel and used oil Underground Storage Tanks


TGE performed comprehensive due diligence to locate and
quantify affected property; we installed and sampled multiple
wells to comply with state requirements. Additionally, we
prepared and implemented remediation strategies to remove all
existing equipment, tanks, fluids, and regulated wastes
(including locally impacted soil). TGE also designed and installed
a protective Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System (VIMS) during site


A fully remediated, “case-closed,” redeveloped commercial
facility that does not put employees at risk of exposure in their
workplace, nor present elevated risk for the property owner.

Former Houston Tire & Auto Redevelopment, Houston, Texas


Removal of hydraulic lifts following building demolition


Installation and testing of groundwater monitor wells


Installation and testing of an Engineered Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System during redevelopment