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Based in Milwaukee, BFS provides environmental and geological field services of the highest quality. BFS specializes in groundwater and soil sampling, as well as the installation of sub-slab soil gas/vapor sampling points (namely Vapor Pin®). BFS also conducts environmental sampling via hydraulic soil probing / direct push drilling with Geoprobe® equipment. Baake Field Services also specializes in completing soil probing and sampling in areas that are severely confined or have limited access by utilizing manual Geoprobe® tooling.
BFS offers a host of other environmental and geological field services, with a particular emphasis on the operation and maintenance of groundwater remediation systems; and property management of abandoned brownfield and hazardous waste sites.
BFS' service area is centered on the Milwaukee metropolitan area and southeastern Wisconsin, but includes the entire state of Wisconsin.
About the Owner / Operator
Mr. Baake earned undergraduate degrees in Environmental Geography and Geology/Geoscience. Since graduation he has gained nearly a decade of experience working for three full-service environmental consulting firms by performing a wide array of field tasks (mirroring the services listed on this website). In addition to field activities, he has also performed project management, work plan preparation, and reporting, as well as the managing of field supplies, equipment, and vehicles. Mr. Baake has worked throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois, with occasional projects extending into Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, and Nebraska; as well as one year in Southern California. Project sites have involved a vast spectrum of active and inactive facilities including, but not limited to, dry cleaners, gas stations, correctional institutions, schools, manufacturing facilities, vacant land, electrical substations, and over one dozen different landfills.
Mr. Baake possesses and maintains appropriate and relevant industry certifications such as:
·40-Hour HAZWOPER with annual 8-Hour refreshers
·Smith System Safe Driver Training
·Asbestos and Lead Awareness
·ATC Unescorted Substation Access
·Digger's Hotline ProPortal Contractor
About the Rig
BFS utilizes a powerful and compact Geoprobe® 66DT. BFS advances 60” (5') macro-core (2.25" MC5) tooling; and also has dual tube (DT22) capabilities. Key specifications include 30,000-34,000 pounds (15-17 tons) of downward force and 40,000-46,000 pounds (20-23 tons) of retraction force with a footprint of 47” W x 74” H x 92” L when folded and 47” W x 156” H x 121” L when unfolded. The rig weighs approximately 4,800 pounds, excluding tooling, fluids, and accessories; and is mounted on rubber tracks. Concrete penetration can be performed with the Geoprobe® concrete breaker system. Maximum depth is limited more by geology and soil conditions than rig capabilities, however probing depths in excess of 100' have been documented in the upper Midwest, most notably in Minnesota and Michigan. That said, BFS limits probing projects to those with boreholes under 25' total depth.
Please note that BFS does not offer hollow stem auger (HSA) drilling for groundwater monitoring wells.