It’s important to budget for asbestos abatement in reno and demo projects.

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.

Asbestos issue stalls Sinclair House move

“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.”

About Jacob

Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.