Thinking of Knocking Down A Wall? Don’t Do It!
In Colorado, it doesn’t matter if you’re leveling a city block for a major commercial development or knocking down a wall to put a new jacuzzi in your bathroom: You have to get a demolition permit. Failure to do so can result in stiff fines and costly project delays. More importantly, you could expose your family, workers and the public to a serious health hazard and even incur adverse legal liability.
Federal and state laws, such as the Clean Air Act and the Colorado Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act empower state regulations governing how potential asbestos containing material must be identified before demolition and properly handled to prevent serious health risks to workers and the public.
Colorado Air Quality Control Commission Regulation 8, Part B spells out when you have to test for the presence of asbestos and how. It dictates, in part, that you must test for asbestos-containing building materials any time you will disturb, damage or remove more than 32 square feet of flooring, drywall or ceiling tiles. The fines for failure to obtain and comply with a demolition permit start at $10,000, so certified asbestos testing that meets permit requirements is like an inexpensive insurance policy against such fines, not to mention potential legal liability and costly project delays.
Enviocore asbestos testing is conducted under the strictest standards, so our test results are certified to meet federal and state demolition permit requirements. That means with Enviocore, you can rest easy knowing you’re safely in compliance with your demolition permit. More importantly, you’ll know exactly what potential hazards you’re dealing with so you can safely complete your project, whether it’s a mall renovation or a kitchen makeover.
If you’re planning a project that requires demolition, call Enviocore today to learn how we can keep you clear of demolition permit headaches.
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