Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber found in soil and rock.  It is widely used in products for its insulating and fire-resistant properties. Asbestos can be found in a wide range of products including building materials, such as ceiling tiles, floor tiles, insulation, textured paint, patching compounds used on ceilings, and fireproofing materials. However, airborne asbestos fibers may result in serious medical conditions if inhaled, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

BLDI offers asbestos surveying in general accordance with USEPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act and OSHAs Asbestos Standard for General Industry (29 CFR1910.1001). The purpose of these surveys is to identify, quantify, and document the location of suspect ACMs that may require abatement, special handling, or other remedial actions prior to or as part of future renovation activities at the site.  Observation for suspect asbestos containing materials may be included as a non-scope consideration in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments if requested. Please note that no sampling will be conducted during a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.