Welcome to Basics Environmental, Inc.
Basics Environmental, Inc. (Basics) is a small minority owned business enterprise (MBE) specializing in performing environmental screens, “Phase I & II” Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I ESAs), and reviews for real estate and financial transactions in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California.
Basics determines the environmental status of properties, supporting clients in their “due diligence” process of identifying the risks associated with financing real estate transactions. We pride ourselves on our expertise with local regulatory agencies, ability to interface with clients of all backgrounds, competitive pricing and turnaround, and incredibly high quality reports.
Depending on applicable federal and state laws, the costs of environmental cleanup could materially affect a client’s risk of loss and/or impair the value of security interest in the uses of a subject property. Accordingly, Basics provides all the “appropriate inquiries” into the previous ownership and uses of the subject property consistent with good commercial and prudent environmental practices in an effort to minimize liability. We follow, at a minimum, the latest protocols set forth by the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) Standard E1527 (Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) Final Rule 40 CFR Part 312.