More than 20 years ago, the founders of Terradex seized an opportunity to bring innovation to address an outstanding problem: How do we protect the public and help assure compliance where residual contamination persists while allowing future development? This duty would need to endure for generations.
We lived in Silicon Valley. Web-based mapping was emerging, agencies were beginning to go online, and the companies could serve their customers solely by the web. Yet, assuring the safety of environmental sites relied on inspections that might only observe a breach or exposure after the event. The innovation was to prevent rather than react to the breach by applying web-mapping and monitoring agencies’ online data, and delivering this as a web service. We invented our Terradex technology solutions to proactively address these long-term stewardship needs.
Terradex created LandWatch as a workflow that aggregates and normalizes land activity data across multiple categories of use and then screens the data against the boundaries of our clients’ properties where they seek to control liability, assure compliance, and serve their environmental mission. With readily available data on the web, Terradex could prevent a breach, and a small team could monitor across the nation or even globally.
Over the years, Terradex became the “Kleenex” of long-term stewardship services. Our product suite grew consistent with the vision of protectiveness to meet different use cases: DigClean to serve state agencies managing their entire site portfolio against excavation risk and WhatsDown to serve utilities looking to protect field operations from environmental hazards.