Asbestos Complicates Historic Renovations

Historical renovations often uncover unanticipated problems like hidden asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM) and leave communities and homeowners alike wondering what the best solution can be.

Old churches are often beautiful and many have been designated as historical properties, which brings into play a set of restrictions as to how any renovations may be approached. The stately old St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Thunder Bay sorely needed help when two sections of the ceiling collapsed last summer. One of the stipulations of a historical designation is that any repairs must involve using original materials where available, but the plaster in the old church contained asbestos, so alternatives had to be found.

In another recent case, a historic bank in Dawson City, Yukon was set for renovations until a hazardous materials report found both asbestos and lead paint. The initial reaction was to push for complete removal of both materials, but that proved to be beyond the budget of the project. They settled on encapsulating the asbestos containing materials instead to completely seal them off from any human contact.

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Asbestos can be found in many places in your home. Our fully-certified and seasoned team of remediation contractors handles all types, including:

  • Siding
  • Tiles (floor, sheet floor and ceiling)
  • Duct, furnace and pipe insulation
  • Attics
  • Walls (stucco, plaster & ceiling)
  • Vermiculite insulation
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Asbestos paper, heating registers and ducts

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