Asbestos Survey of Two Active Warehouse Properties


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Asbestos Survey of Two Active Warehouse Properties

A commercial real estate owner of numerous leased buildings in Ohio contacted Cox-Colvin to conduct an asbestos survey of a large, active warehousing and shipping receiving building in north central Ohio.  Because the building had never had a comprehensive asbestos survey performed, the building owner wanted to accurately document the asbestos material to understand potential liability, future costs, and the tenant’s safety.

Upon meeting with the Cox-Colvin’s Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist (AHES) onsite, the building owner requested that another warehouse across town be surveyed as well if possible. Cox-Colvin’s licensed and certified Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist (AHES) first conducted a thorough walkthrough of the buildings to identify the different areas (functional spaces) and potential asbestos containing materials within each area, followed by sampling of suspected materials throughout the buildings. Samples were collected as inconspicuous and non-invasive as possible to limit the need to repair or cause downtime for building personnel. Each sample was thoroughly described, sealed, and shipped, under stringent chain of custody documentation to an accredited laboratory for analysis.

Cox-Colvin was able to survey both warehouse buildings within the same mobilization, saving the client money and time The survey identified only minimal asbestos material in the 1st large warehouse building and no measurable asbestos in the 2nd smaller warehouse. A total of 81 samples of 34 materials were collected between the two buildings and only 4 materials tested positive for the presence of asbestos.