Hose Demolition Costs - HAZMAT issues

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Posted by: from Edmonton
4/15/2019 at 10:10:39 PM

Previous (2016) responses provided useful information on the cost of house demolition but there was no mention of related HAZMAT issues.

For a typical 1940's Edmonton home is there ever a need for special procedures for removal of hazardous materials prior to demolition?

If so, what would the additional cost be?

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Date/Time4/15/2019 at 11:43:01 PM

Hi John,

I would think the removal of such materials would be noted on the demolition permit would they not?

Otherwise I'd check with the local authority or even large demolition companies....

Best of luck

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Date/Time4/16/2019 at 12:35:32 AM

I demoed a house from that era in 2013. At that time the City didn't require any kind of hazard assessment; also there's nothing in the Building Code to suggest that a hazardous materials assessment must be performed.

I've heard that in some municipalities (such as the lower mainland) an assessment is mandatory prior to issuing a demolition permit.

Perhaps someone else can offer further info?

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John in Edmonton
Date/Time4/16/2019 at 11:51:44 AM

Excellent info! Thanks

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Date/Time4/16/2019 at 3:40:15 PM

For such old houses, the tests should be performed prior the demolition to confirm either has asbestos or any other hazard materials. Most of the time, the hazard materials will be in some ares only and not everywhere and a certified companies only is able to perform such demolition and all the related tests afterwords and these companies are a bit expensive

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