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Methane Testing

Partner is one of the Preferred Providers of Methane Testing for the City of Los Angeles and other Southern California cities. Our methane surveys are inexpensive, fast, and easy to read. We provide integrated methane consulting as we can provide methane mitigation design in addition to methane testing.

High methane gas is present in the soil in much of Southern California. Areas more prone to high methane gas concentration include:

  • Former Oil Fields
  • Landfills
  • Areas with high natural petroleum deposits.

Buildings above high methane gas areas are at risk of accumulating methane and therefore becoming an explosive risk.

These risks can be mitigated without proper vapor barrier design; however, before spending money on a vapor barrier, most developers and home owners are well served to perform a Methane Survey first.

Frequently Asked Questions

Methane is a naturally occurring gas commonly found near landfills, petroleum deposits, and former or active oil fields, that poses both explosive risks to structures and a potential asphyxiation concern to the occupants of the structures. At Partner, we are equipped to address these challenges with precision. We offer an array of innovative methane barrier systems, including solutions featuring Liquid Boot, passive venting systems, and active venting systems. Our team of skilled engineers possesses the expertise to guide your project seamlessly from initial testing to the flawless implementation of methane mitigation strategies. 

The City of Los Angeles has implemented stringent regulations regarding methane testing to address the potential hazards associated with methane gas accumulation. These regulations are designed to safeguard both public safety and the environment, while also promoting responsible and informed development practices. 

Southern California’s landscape is characterized by a presence of high methane gas concentrations in the subsurface, particularly in areas such as former oil fields, landfills, and regions with substantial natural petroleum deposits. Structures situated above these high methane gas zones are potentially exposed to the danger of methane accumulation, posing an explosive risk.  

As a distinguished environmental due diligence consulting firm specializing in the commercial real estate industry, Partner Engineering and Science Inc. stands out as one of the Preferred Providers of Methane Testing for the City of Los Angeles and various other Southern California cities.  

For new construction within the designated Methane Zones and Methane Buffer Zones in the City of Los Angeles, rigorous testing and mitigation are mandated. Partner proudly offers methane testing and mitigation design in all levels required by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), along with various Southern California municipalities.

In the City of Los Angeles, a Methane Survey is required prior to development in a Methane Zone and a Methane Buffer Zone.

Partner’s engineers perform Methane Surveys that meet the requirements of the City of Los Angeles as well as many other Cities in Southern California.

Partner focuses on quick and cost effective surveys that allow developers to keep their project moving.

To address methane challenges effectively, proper vapor barrier design plays a pivotal role. However, before investing in a vapor barrier, it is prudent for developers and owners to initiate a comprehensive Methane Survey. Our methane surveys offer a cost-effective, rapid, and easily comprehensible solution to identify and manage methane-related risks to protect your assets. 

In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, Partner can provide integrated methane consulting that encompasses meticulous testing, innovative design, and expert mitigation. Safeguard your investments and prioritize safety with our cutting-edge methane solutions. Contact us today to embark on a journey toward a safer and more sustainable future. 

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