Demolition, renovation, and salvage work involve the taking apart and destruction, in whole or in part, of buildings, structures, equipment, and machinery. These processes have the potential to create harmful exposures to hazardous materials.

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Westgable Development


Many older homes and properties in

BC often contain a variety of hazardous materials.

These can range from abandoned oil tanks, asbestos containing building materials, and even
old thermostats can be hazardous. We can help you understand and identify these
materials as well as develop a sensible and affordable plan for abatement.

Demolition, renovation, and salvage work, if performed incorrectly, can create harmful dust exposures to a variety of workers and other persons, including owners, developers, demolition, renovation, and salvage workers, inspectors, transportation workers, landfill workers, and the public.

If demolition of a house/building proceeds without first ensuring the identification and safe removal of the asbestos hazards, asbestos dust can be released, and remain airborne for a long period of time, potentially exposing workers. During the demolition of the interior walls and ceilings, the demolition, renovation, or salvage workers may then be exposed to airborne asbestos fibres in the dust from the gypsum board filling compound (sometimes called drywall mud) and from textured ceilings and walls.