DD: Casey’s General Stores Pre-Purchase Audits
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Pre-Purchase Audits

Iowa, Kansas


Emily Smart


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Project Summary

Blackstone provided pre-purchase review of environmental databases, imagery, site reconnaissance, soil and groundwater sampling, and geotechnical engineering exploration of Casey’s General Store properties ranging from active gas stations to agricultural fields. The objectives of the PPAs were to conduct site reconnaissance and data research for the site and adjacent properties to determine if any factors are present that may have a negative impact on the environmental integrity of the site; and to conduct a limited subsurface investigation (LSI) to determine if petroleum hydrocarbons have been released or spilled into the soils or groundwater underlying the site prior to the potential purchase by Casey’s General Stores. Geotechnical evaluation is also included in order to determine viability of soils for planned construction activities in order to predict project costs.

Services Provided

  • Site history and database review prior to mobilization
  • Site reconnaissance
  • Minimum one environmental boring per site
  • PID screening, log borehole, sample soil as appropriate
  • Sample groundwater, if encountered
  • Two geotechnical borings at opposite corners of planned store
  • Issue reports detailing environmental issues, physical site setting, and sampling results, and geotechnical recommendations

Contamination above state standards is detailed in each report, allowing Casey’s to document prior condition as well as requesting that the current owner enroll the site in state cleanup programs if necessary, prior to any purchase by Casey’s General Stores. Often, these sites require a quick turn-around time. Blackstone and GSI, our drilling and geotechnical partner, deliver our reports quickly to meet the needs of our client.