We encounter this situation often where people are not aware requirements and have not planned(or budgeted) for the cost of asbestos removal in their renovation or demolition plans. This can make an already stressful project more so. If your building or structure was built before 1990 it may contain asbestos – and needs to be tested before any suspected asbestos containing materials are disturbed.
“However, the unexpected asbestos removal cost will force the society to make changes to its restoration schedule. Gould said a preliminary cost estimate the society has obtained to remove the asbestos is between $15,000 and $20,000, which will not only seriously strain existing funds but jeopardize the plan to have the structure at its permanent site in time for Canada Day.”