If you are dealing with older structures, Hart & Hickman's AHERA-certified inspectors can help determine if there are potential concerns with asbestos-containing-materials and lead-based paint. Commonly used in roofing materials, ceiling tiles, floor tile, wall plaster, outdoor siding, and a range of thermal insulation products, asbestos was phased out in building materials beginning in 1989, with the exception of a few allowable building products still being manufactured. Structures built before the late-1980s are generally considered to be the most-likely candidate structures for possible presence of asbestos.
Importantly, it is allowed to remain in place provided the material it is properly maintained and managed. Lead-based paint is similar in its history, used commonly for decades, it was banned in household paint in 1973 and is also allowed to remain in place with proper care. Structures built before 1978 are generally considered to be candidates for the presence of lead-based paint.
- Asbestos surveys
- XRF field analytical techniques
- Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) plans
- Asbestos Management Plans
- Asbestos abatement cost estimates
- Asbestos abatement oversight
- Lead-based paint surveys