SOIL ENGINEERING & EXPLORATION CO., INC. (SEECO)-was founded in 1970 by Collin W. Gray to perform consulting civil, environmental, structural foundation, geotechnical and construction materials testing engineering services in Chicago and the greater Midwest. Our mission has been from the very beginning to provide expert engineering and field recommendations.
In 1986, Soil Engineering & Exploration Company, Inc.. became SEECO Consultants, Inc. (SEECO).
SEECO's goal was (and still is) to provide expert consulting engineering services in environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, civil and structural foundation engineering, construction materials engineering services including monitoring and field observations and construction engineering (resident inspection and observation of construction) of soils, concrete, asphalt, structural steel.
SEECO performs subsurface Geotechnical Engineering explorations as well as Geotechnical Engineering Services for governmental bodies and Municipalities, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional and Educational entities. Our clients include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, IDOT, INDOT, and ISTHA.
In 1992, SEECO split off SEECO Environmental Services, Inc. (SES) for professional environmental liability insurance and environmental pollution liability insurance since SES, Inc. provides complete environmental cleanup design with remediation specifications as well as actual field remediation (Excavate-Refill, risk assessment, bioventing, air sparging & soil vapor extraction, in situ pumping and treatment, encapsulation, soil heating, soil and bedrock fracturing and bio-sparging). All work is performed according to the following Illinois Administrative Code:
35 IAC Part 731-UST-Petroleum UST's
35 IAC Part 732-UST-Petroleum UST's-Title 16
35 IAC Part 734-UST-Petroleum UST's-Title 16
35 IAC Part 730-Title 15-UST
35 IAC Part 740 - SRP
35 IAC Part 742 - TACO
SES also performs Phase I (ESA) according to ASTM E 1527-05 (Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process) on commercial real estate according to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in order to permit a User to satisfy one of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner, contiguous propety owner, or bona fide prospective purchaser limitations of CERCLA liability (the "Landowner Liability Protections," or LLPs) that is, the practice that constitutes "all appropriate inquiry into previous ownership and uses of the property consistent with good commercial or customary practice" as defined at 42 U.S.C. §9601(35)(B).
SES provides Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3, TACO cleanup per 35 IAC Part 742 to exhibit site specific cleanup objectives for both soil and/or groundwater. SES prepares and submits the closure TACO report to the IEPA, BOL LUST Section or BOL Site Remediation Programs.
Wetland Delineation Studies and Wetland Permits are obtained by SES through the USACE, Chicago District, Detroit District, Rock Island District and St. Paul District based on Section 404B of the Clean Water Act with most recent amendments. Nationwide Wetland Permits under Section 26 are also obtained by SES.
SES also performs Radon Gas Surveys and Remediation Design for Industrial and Commercial Clients.
SES's customers include the USACE, Capital Development Board (CDB) of the State of Illinois, Municipalities (Hoffman Estates, Franklin Park, Matteson, Summit, Lombard, Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge and others) and numerous Commercial and Industrial and Institutional concerns. Our firm also performs Risk Based Corrective Action Plans according to the IEPA 35 IAC Part 742-TACO procedure dated July 1, 1997 for CERCLA, RCRA and LUST Sites in the State of Illinois under the direction of a Registered Professional Engineer of Illinois. Also Risk Based Corrective Action Plans are also performed according to Region V USEPA protocol for the State of Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the State of Michigan DEQ.
SES also has performed Brownfield cleanup projects under the Site Remediation Program 35 IAC Part 740 and has a very good working relationship with the IEPA LUST and Site Remediation Program. Also, SES can apply for a site closure letter and/or No Further Remediation Letter under the TACO Guidelines (35 IAC Part 742).
Last modified: June 11, 2013