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Our environmental team is licensed and insured to perform asbestos surveys, project design and abatement.  We are also licensed and insured to handle other hazardous materials such as lead, mold and universal waste.  We guide our customers through environmental projects in the safest, most economical approach permitted by local, state and federal regulations.  Below are some questions often asked by our customers regarding asbestos.

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment. Because of its low cost, durability, cloth-like qualities, and resistance to heat, it was used extensively in building for most of the twentieth century.

Why should you care? Asbestos fibers are very dangerous when inhaled or swallowed. Asbestos exposure is considered the leading cause of malignant mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of asbestos cancer.

How do you know if your structure contains asbestos? In some cases you can tell by visual observation if a material contains asbestos, but in most cases, microscopic evaluation is required to characterize the materials prior to demolition or renovation.

What building materials typically contain asbestos? Pipe wrap in basements, floor tiles, plaster, transite siding, joint compound, tile mastic, window glaze and caulk, asphalt roofing and roof tar are some but not all materials commonly found to contain asbestos.

What agencies regulate the asbestos industry? Environmental Protection Agency, NYS Department of Labor, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Transportation, Local Code Enforcement, OSHA

Where can you learn more? We recommend starting with NYS Code Rule 56 and/or contacting the NYS Department of Labor (315-479-3215)

How much does an asbestos survey cost? Although a formal estimate must be obtained, LCP Group typically charges $800 - $1,500 for a single family house survey. The price is largely dependent on the number of suspect materials.

How long does an asbestos survey take? Results can be returned within 24 hours, but the most cost effective turnaround time is about 1 week.

What if I do have asbestos? Asbestos must be removed by a licensed contractor prior to renovation or demolition (with some exceptions for homeowners). LCP Group is licensed and certified to perform abatement as well as inspections and can provide a budget estimate for the removal.

How do I proceed if my building is unsafe to enter? Controlled demolition is a safe, cost effective option to remove structures that have been damaged beyond repair.  

 
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