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Old 03-17-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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My husband and I are considering building in Northfields Stapleton. I was speaking with a friend of mine about this and it was mentioned that buyers are required to sign a waiver over the soil contamination. Is this true? I'm guessing by how the area has been building up the soil must not be much of a concern.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:16 PM
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What is "building up?" Do you mean it's popularity as a community? If you buy new, they move the soil around and pour a foundation. It used to be an airport. With jet fuel and other contaminates.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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What is "building up?" Do you mean it's popularity as a community? If you buy new, they move the soil around and pour a foundation. It used to be an airport. With jet fuel and other contaminates.
Yeah, but all that jet fuel and stuff has been mitigated. Nothing to worry about. Forest City says so.....

Maybe and/or because of the proximity to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal? Are napalm and mustard gas bad for you?

Seriously, though, I think these are non issues. At least, I really hope so, after living in Stapleton 3 years.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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Just because legal made them do a waiver does not mean it is dangerous. Companies have to protect themselves against litigious people.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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My husband and I are considering building in Northfields Stapleton. I was speaking with a friend of mine about this and it was mentioned that buyers are required to sign a waiver over the soil contamination. Is this true? I'm guessing by how the area has been building up the soil must not be much of a concern.
I'm sure the sellers will say it's standard boiler plate, etc. But there could be very real reasons why they want the waiver.
I would hire a pro to take soil samples just for peace of mind.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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I'm sure the sellers will say it's standard boiler plate, etc. But there could be very real reasons why they want the waiver.
I would hire a pro to take soil samples just for peace of mind.
Sure, it's a former airport site with soil contamination that borders a former DoD facility that housed various commercial chemical manufacturing sites and chemical weapons manufacturing and storage. Oh, and there was a groundwater pollution plume that originated at Lowry and traversed across a portion of the site.

But I'll take that over the expansive soils issue that is found elsewhere in the Metro Area. That is a far bigger threat to a home.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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More info about some of this. I personally felt comfortable that it had been adequately handled.

Toxic Plumes Underfoot - Front Porch Stapleton
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I'll take that over the expansive soils issue that is found elsewhere in the Metro Area.
Stapleton has its share of expansive soils.
I drove down a street that looked it had been in an earthquake.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I assumed that it was probably just for legality reasons and not anything to really worry about. However, I think I'll look into someone testing the soil just for my own peace of mind.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I had to sign an expansive soils waiver as well (in Stapleton).
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