Soil Services provides professional consultation services in soil science, geomorphology, hydrogeology, environmental inventory, and assessment of natural land features. Our staff scientists and associates manage all aspects of environmental permitting.
Soil Services specializes in soil-based solutions for difficult sewage system repairs (large and small) and “sewage facility planning” for complex and large residential and commercial projects, often with community systems.Our planning team includes soil scientists, designers, a sanitary engineer and hydrogeologists. Our staff of licensed PA SEOs do not contract with municipalities for regulatory enforcement.
Our reconnaissance mapping of soils and landscapes results in a detailed site plan that enables our clients (and their surveyors and engineers) to coordinate wastewater treatment, stormwater infiltration, and protection of waters and wetlands. Soil Services Company, Inc. provides field determinations, site inspections, second opinions, and expert testimony.
The photo to the left depicts “spodic” soil horizons, typical of native northeastern Pennsylvania forests, which can be acid and sandy. The surface is organic humus (decayed conifer needles oak leaves). The “E” horizon is gray because it has been leached of iron oxides. The “Bs” horizon below the “E” is bright reddish brown because it has accumulated iron oxides. This horizon sequence indicates that this soil has never been plowed, and is in excellent condition.