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ABC Soils Company Overview


Incorporated in 1989, ABC Soils, Inc. has three divisions, including soil vacuum excavation, oil and hazardous waste site cleanup, and water/wastewater engineering. Company owner, Marcia Berger, is a Licensed Site Professional and a Registered Sanitary Engineer who has managed the company since its inception.

ABC Soils, Inc. along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Clean Properties, Inc., has special strengths in addressing vapor intrusion for indoor air remediation and on-site bioremediation to address subsurface contamination in difficult to access locations.


Our Services:

A. Vacuum Excavation

ABC Soils, Inc. provides vacuum excavation services, a safe-dig process, particularly at locations inaccessible to conventional equipment, such as within or near buildings, or near utilities that should not be disturbed. Our multi-disciplined crew performs utility clearances, installs structural supports, removes sediment from drainage ditches, extracts and disposes of spent media from water and wastewater treatment facilities excavates contaminated soil from basement crawl spaces, excavates soil borings, installs sensors and is health and safety trained to work in a variety of hazardous locations. We have worked up to 700 feet from our machine.

ABC Soils’ trailer and truck mounted machines have patented blowers to achieve a 28-inch mercury vacuum, which is the most powerful on the market. We can dislodge and move soil, crushed stone, spent treatment media, various types of sediment, tank residual and powdered materials. We routinely establishing clearance for underground utilities, install borings, clear streams and culverts, clean tanks, excavate basement soil, extract spent treatment media, and remove rooftop stone.

B. Water & Wastewater Engineering

This division of ABC Soils, Inc. focuses on engineering services for municipal water and wastewater infrastructure projects. We perform Resident Engineer/Inspection, prepared record drawings, and have also conducted community economic evaluation for USEPA affordability studies, performed stormwater quality studies, performed long term first catch combined sewer overflow sampling, and prepared environmental specifications as well as soil management and health and safety plans for wastewater treatment facility and other infrastructure projects.

Examples of projects ABC Soils worked on include demolition and renovations of Deer Island and Nut Island wastewater pretreatment and treatment plants serving Metro-Boston, Upper Blackstone serving the Worcester area, Haverhill wastewater treatment plant renovations, South Essex Sewerage District wastewater treatment plant renovations, Dracut sewerage system installation, Tewksbury and Lowell water storage tanks, Lawrence Sanitary District, New Bedford water and sewerage line installations, Woburn storm water system, utility relocation for Central Artery construction, service lines repair and replacement in Revere and Malden.

C. Hazardous Waste Remediation

ABC Soils, Inc. offers through its many years of experience, a complete line of assessment and cleanup services to clean up contaminated groundwater, soil and indoor air. We are also adept at negotiations with all involved parties, health risk studies, regulatory management and coordination of project financing. Whether it's total project management, or simply acting as another resource for your existing environmental team, ABC Soils is staffed with scientists (geology, hydrogeology, biology and toxicology), engineers (environmental and sanitary), a landscape architect and Licensed Site Professionals (MA) to serve the needs of your project.

ABC Soils has performed thousands of hazardous waste projects of the past twenty years, primarily in Massachusetts. We utilize the latest solution and strategies to ensure your project is completed within budget, following regulatory compliance and health and safety practices.