Asbestos and Lead-based Paint
McGinley provides asbestos surveys for property development throughout the Western United States. Asbestos surveys are commonly performed during real estate transactions as part of due diligence and during building demolitions or renovations. McGinley conducts asbestos surveys under the guidance of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulations for demolitions and renovations of structures, installations, and buildings. The regulations require the owner of the building or the operator to notify the appropriate local or state agency before any demolition or before any renovations of buildings that could contain asbestos-containing material. Our building surveys of suspect materials typically involve the following phases of assessment:
- Asbestos Screening: An asbestos screening is the best solution if damaged material is being repaired. It targets areas with damaged and potentially friable suspect asbestos-containing materials.
- Limited Asbestos Survey: A limited asbestos survey comprehensively surveys building materials and suspected asbestos-containing materials. It is designed for a homogenous building material survey and typically includes the roof, curtain walls, siding, and/or any singular area where suspect asbestos-containing materials may be present.
- Pre-Renovation Asbestos Survey: A pre-renovation asbestos survey is a comprehensive survey of building materials but is focused on areas of the building that will be disturbed. The survey ensures that the renovation will not impact the environment or release asbestos-containing materials during construction or renovation activities.
- Pre-Demolition Asbestos Survey: A pre-demolition asbestos survey is a comprehensive building survey. This survey inspects the entire building, including interior and exterior materials, and typically utilizes destructive sampling protocols. A demolition survey necessitates the destruction of small building sections to discover asbestos-containing materials behind walls, floors, or other concealed areas.