Consulting & Laboratory Service
738 Front Street Catasauqua
Mon-Sat: 07:00 - 17:00

Specializing in the integration of historic research, knowledge of industrial processes and associated waste by-products to evaluate the current and historical risk associated with the transfer of real property.  Experienced in due diligence and site remediation for the business and banking community.

AA&E has conducted literally hundreds of real estate assessments to help potential buyers and mortgagees make purchasing decisions.  Our personnel started in the industry in 1985, and have been onboard through the changing priorities of private enterprise, environmental regulation, public policy, and accrediting authorities.  One thing that has remained consistent throughout is our understanding of the scientific principles and applications that are the technical basis for accessing and evaluating the risk associated with your Site.

One of our unique capabilities is our in-house accredited laboratory. AA&E can provide clients with a timely real estate investment to differentiate between minor contamination and impacts that warrant genuine regulatory concern.  Our in-house laboratory will provide the assurance you need, in a customized manner, without an unnecessary wait, miscommunications, and the aggravation often associated with sending samples to an outside lab for analysis.

We are proud to be one of the first in the area to routinely apply geophysical techniques during our real estate assessments. AA&E provides you with unique in-house Geophysical Capabilities during the evaluation process that makes important and state-of-the-art information available in a timely and cost-effective manner.

In addition to expertise in applied science, our staff maintains proficiency in the legal aspects of conducting site assessments by regular participation in ASTM training courses, professional organizations, and industry or regulatory seminars.

Finally, our Act 2 Land Recycling capabilities are second to none.  Personnel at AA&E completed the second Act 2 project approved by the northeast region of the PA DEP in 1995 and have had extensive experience with Act 2 since that time.

Real Estate Assessment and remedial services typically used by our clients include:

  • Transaction Screen Environmental Assessment
  • Phase I Environmental Assessment (ESA)
  • Phase II Environmental Assessment (Site Characterization)
  • Land Recycling and Environmental Standards Act (Act 2) Approval and Managed Phase III Remediation
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) Removal and Case Closure
  • Stormwater Infiltration and Groundwater Recharge

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Your need for integrity, service, and quality work is respected at American Analytical & Environmental, Inc. Our staff is fully committed to providing the best service possible, resolving conflicts, and maintaining the reputation of being innovative, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Douglas Sammak - AA&E