ERC 2021 Snap Shot

After 30 years of hard work and determination we have finally found a place to hang our hats and call home. We are conveniently located in the Energy Corridor off I-10 and Eldridge. New Address: 1017 Blackhaw Street, Houston, TX  77079 2021 proved to be a year of ups and downs but ERC maintained a …

What are ESAs?

What is an ESA? ESAs are typically conducted at properties with a history of commercial or industrial use. The Environmental Site Assessment is a process of evaluating the environmental liability of a real estate asset. Specifically, Environmental Site Assessment or “ESA” is the process of conducting “all appropriate inquiry” into the past or present uses …

Storm Water Management in Texas

There are two elements of wastewater management: SWPPP (SWP3) – temporary, during construction (State/TCEQ) SWQMP – permanent, after construction is complete (City) SWPPP (SWP3) – Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan:  The SWPPP is a document that outlines how a construction project will minimize storm water pollution. Construction sites are a well-known source of sediment and …

Asbestos – Busting the Myths

Myth #1 – Asbestos is banned and no longer used.  Asbestos regulations in the United States have become more severe since 1991, but the mineral has not been banned all together. Today, over 3,000 consumer goods still contain asbestos. Many of these products can be found in your local hardware or home improvement store. Additionally, …

Mold Myths Busted!

MYTH:  Buildings can, and should, be completely free of mold. FALSE:  Mold spores are part of the natural environment and are all around us both when we are inside and outside. It would be virtually impossible (and totally unnecessary for most people) to remove every mold spore from a building. Greater amounts of mold can …

Project Highlights

With the pandemic year behind us but not completely gone, the lingering effects can still be felt throughout all industries but no more so than the small business owner.  ERC continues to provide top-notch construction and environmental service across the Houston and DFW area. ERC provides clients with unsurpassed levels of service as a natural …

Learn about Lead

What is Lead? Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals, causing health issues. Lead-Based Paint (LBP): Lead-based paints were banned for residential use in 1978. Homes and facilities built in the U.S. before 1978 …

Procurement??? Nobody has time for that!

The procurement process for competitive bids can be quite labor intensive, expensive, and time consuming.   Why not skip the hassle and use a cooperative contract!   Members of a national purchasing cooperative include: colleges, universities, counties, municipalities, school districts and other governmental agencies.   Coop membership is FREE to qualifying entities!   As a …

Disaster Recovery for Tornado Season

Texas averages 132 tornadoes a year. The majority of those tornadoes happen in the months of April, May, and June as cold weather meets the beginning of the summer heat. Tornados tend to take the path of least resistance through open fields, and unfortunately through buildings, houses, and highways. Natural disasters are difficult to prepare …

April Showers Bring May Flowers to Texas

Spring brings warm weather and blossoming plants and flowers! Most Texans are more than happy to welcome the sun after the February winter storm, but with spring comes airborne allergens and molds. ERC is in full swing of conducting Indoor Air Quality testing after frozen pipes burst leading to flooding and potential mold growth in …