Vacations require transportation. Whether you’re driving, flying or taking a bus, you need to get from here to there somehow.
It’s rare to travel anywhere in the mid-Atlantic region during the summer without encountering road construction of some sort. While this can be a giant pain for travelers and commuters, the long-term benefit is important. And here at Suburban Testing Labs… we love infrastructure projects.
Investments in transportation infrastructure improvements are important to our way of life as Americans. Safety on roads and bridges are a top priority. Reduction in travel time and traffic congestion are also important benefits.
Most of our readers are probably aware that some demolished construction materials and reclaimed fill (soil, dirt and other materials) can be recycled into new asphalt products or road base materials. Our laboratories analyze soil, and various types of solid materials, every day to determine if it is safe for beneficial reuse, or if it should be classified as hazardous.
In addition, we analyze soil, solids and groundwater for large expansion projects involving major redevelopment, highway, airport, and rail projects (just to name a few).
We are proud to support the preservation of our environment, and growth of our transportation infrastructure with our laboratory testing. Our analysts passionately pursue perfection in data quality so our clients can make important environmental decisions.
The next time you’re driving on a new stretch of highway, crossing a new bridge, or boarding at an airport, look around, marvel at the engineering work. Then wonder to yourself “was my lab involved in the testing here?” We very may well have been.