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Asbestos Demolition Testing and Inspection Services

In Colorado, it is mandatory to acquire an Asbestos Demolition Permit if you are disturbing a load-bearing member, regardless of the size of the project. It is crucial to follow all regulations and guidelines set forth by Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the project. Acquiring an Asbestos Demolition Permit is a critical step in protecting the health and well-being of workers, residents, and the general public.

In Colorado, it is mandatory to acquire an Asbestos Demolition Permit if you are disturbing a load-bearing member, regardless of the size of the project. It is crucial to follow all regulations and guidelines set forth by Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the project. Acquiring an Asbestos Demolition Permit is a critical step in protecting the health and well-being of workers, residents, and the general public.

Here are some important points to consider:

  • Importance of Asbestos Demolition Permit: The Asbestos Demolition Permit is a legal requirement in Colorado for any demolition or renovation project that involves disturbing a load-bearing member. This applies to all types of properties, from major commercial developments to small residential projects.
  • Certification Requirement: The Demolition Permit can only be signed by a certified asbestos building inspector after testing has been performed. It is important to ensure that the inspector you choose is certified and experienced in conducting asbestos inspections to avoid any legal or health risks.
  • Potential Consequences of Non-Compliance: Failure to obtain an Asbestos Demolition Permit can result in fines from local CDPHE, EPA, and OSHA, as well as possible project delays. More importantly, it can expose workers, family members, and the public to asbestos, which can cause serious health problems.

Demolition Permit Regulations

  1. The EPA Clean Air Act and Colorado CDPHE Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act regulate the identification and proper handling of asbestos-containing material.
  2. These regulations aim to prevent serious health risks to workers and the public by providing guidelines for identifying and handling asbestos.
  3. Colorado Air Quality Control Commission Regulation 8, Part B mandates testing for asbestos-containing building materials before disturbing, damaging, or removing more than 32 square feet of flooring, drywall or ceiling tiles.
  4. Failure to obtain or comply with a demolition permit can result in fines starting at $10,000.
  5. Certified asbestos testing is a cost-effective way to protect against steep fines, legal liability, and costly project delays.
  6. By complying with regulations and having proper testing done, you can ensure the safety of workers and the public and avoid potential legal and financial repercussions.

How Can EnvioCore Help Your Demolition Project?

EnvioCore is an experienced provider of demolition asbestos inspections, offering services for a wide range of property types, including residential, commercial, multi-family, schools, and industrial properties. Demolition asbestos inspections are crucial in ensuring the safe removal of any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) before demolition work can begin. Here are some of the benefits of choosing EnvioCore for your demolition asbestos inspections:

  1. Experienced and Qualified Inspectors: EnvioCore’s team of inspectors has extensive experience conducting demolition asbestos inspections, with a deep understanding of the regulations and guidelines set forth by the EPA and OSHA.
  2. Specialized Equipment and Certified Laboratory Analysis: EnvioCore uses specialized equipment to collect samples of suspect materials and sends them to a certified laboratory for analysis. This ensures accurate and reliable results.
  3. Customized Abatement Plans: If ACMs are found, EnvioCore will work with you to develop a customized abatement plan that ensures their safe removal, following all necessary regulations and protocols.
  4. Commitment to Safety: EnvioCore understands the importance of demolition asbestos inspections and the potential health risks associated with asbestos exposure. Their team is committed to providing thorough and accurate inspections to ensure that all ACMs are identified and removed safely, protecting the health and well-being of everyone involved.

Choosing EnvioCore for your demolition asbestos inspections can provide you with the peace of mind that your property is safe for demolition and that you are complying with all necessary regulations.

Demolition Project Types

There are various types of projects where demolition asbestos testing may be required to identify and remove any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) safely. Some common examples of such projects include:

  1. Residential Demolition Projects: Before demolishing a residential property, such as a single-family home or apartment complex, it’s essential to have an asbestos inspection to ensure any ACMs are identified and removed safely.
  2. Commercial Demolition Projects: Commercial properties, such as office buildings or retail spaces, may also require asbestos testing before demolition work can begin.
  3. Industrial Demolition Projects: Demolishing industrial buildings, such as factories or warehouses, may require asbestos testing due to the presence of asbestos-containing materials in building components, such as insulation, roofing materials, and pipes.
  4. Renovation or Remodeling Projects: Renovation or remodeling projects may also require asbestos testing, especially for older properties that may have ACMs in building components such as drywall, flooring, and insulation.
  5. Schools and Public Buildings: Schools and public buildings may require asbestos testing before demolition or renovation work can commence, as the presence of ACMs can pose a significant risk to occupants and construction workers.

It’s crucial to have a licensed and experienced asbestos testing company, like EnvioCore, conduct a thorough inspection to identify any ACMs and develop a plan for safe removal to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in the demolition or renovation process.

What Materials Can Contain Asbestos?

  • Acoustic ceiling tiles
  • Asbestos cement sheeting and siding
  • Asbestos-containing insulation
  • Asbestos floor tiles and adhesive
  • Asbestos gaskets
  • Asbestos roofing shingles and felt
  • Asbestos-containing drywall joint compound
  • Asbestos-containing stucco
  • Asbestos-containing ductwork and HVAC insulation
  • Asbestos-containing fireproofing
  • Asbestos-containing vinyl flooring
  • Asbestos-containing putty
  • Asbestos-containing electrical wire insulation
  • Asbestos-containing pipes and pipe insulation
  • Asbestos-containing spray-on insulation
  • Asbestos-containing mastic
  • Asbestos-containing cement pipes
  • Asbestos-containing gaskets and seals
  • Asbestos-containing roofing felt
  • Asbestos-containing boilers and furnace insulation
  • Asbestos-containing caulking
  • Asbestos-containing transite panels
  • Asbestos-containing textiles and clothing
  • Asbestos-containing decorative plaster and popcorn ceilings
  • Asbestos-containing plaster

Demolition Asbestos Testing FAQs

What is a Demolition?

A Demolition according to the State of Colorado (CDPHE) is when a load bearing member is going to be removed. We would call this a partial demolition if the whole structure was NOT going to be demolished.

If the entire structure is going to be brought to the ground then that is considered a Full-Demolition.

If a Demolition is going to occur then a demolition application must be filled out. The owner needs to fill out everything first then the inspector can sign the form once appropriate asbestos abatement has been performed.  If no asbestos was found then the permit can be signed right away.

EnvioCore can perform both types of inspections depending on your Project. We would identify the suspect building materials, collect the appropriate samples as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). We will then provide you with a detailed report outlining all the findings for the suspect materials. This report will let you apply for any necessary building permits so you can continue your project.

I have applied for my building permit. Why is the city/county asking for an asbestos inspection?

This is a normal request. Your city or county is required by the state of Colorado to ask for this information. To read the state bulletin explaining the general requirements, click here.

What is a Partial Demolition?

A partial demotlition is when a load bearing member is removed and not the whole structure brought down.

EnvioCore: Asbestos Testing Certified to Meet Demolition Permit Requirements

EnvioCore asbestos testing is conducted under the strictest standards, so our test results are certified to meet state and federal demolition permit requirements. That means you can rest easy knowing you’re safely in compliance with your demolition permit. More importantly, you’ll know exactly what potential hazards you’re dealing with so you can safely complete your project, whether it’s a mall renovation or a kitchen makeover.

If you’re planning a project that requires demolition, call EnvioCore today to learn how we can ease your demolition permit headaches.