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Asbestos Abatement and Remediation

Many years ago, it was routine to use asbestos in construction projects for both commercial and residential purposes. Now that the public is aware of the dangers of such practices, safer building methods are being used. However, if you work or reside in an older property, you may still be at risk by spending your days in these unsafe environments.

Different types of asbestos abatement and remediation that we do involves: surfacing material, thermal system insulation, and the removal or containment of miscellaneous asbestos-containing materials. We are equipped with the tools needed to provide a secure removal of these materials, such as specialized vacuum equipment and infrared radiant heat tile lift equipment.


Abrasive Blasting Equipment

The implementation of abrasive blasting technology has enabled us to tackle the toughest cleaning tasks with unparalleled efficiency. Abrasive blasting, conducted either dry or wet depending upon the project-specific requirements, has proven itself a valuable labor-saving tool for the removal of paint and other surface contaminants. The process is also an extremely effective approach for final cleaning of surfacing materials that contain asbestos.

Abrasive blasting can be used for asbestos abatement, lead abatement, mold remediation and industrial cleaning.

Infrared Radiant Heat Tile Lift Equipment

Since 1991, HBC has removed over three million square feet of asbestos containing floor tile utilizing our fleet of tile lift units. Infrared radiant heat tile lift technology provides an innovative and dust-free process for the removal of asbestos-containing floor tile. Our tile lift units heat the material to the point where the individual tiles become pliant and release their bond with the flooring substrate. This keeps the material intact and in a non-friable state throughout the removal process. For this reason, infrared radiant heat is considered a preferred removal method by the regulatory agencies.

Mechanical Systems Insulation

Since 1988 HBC has abated miles upon miles of insulation. After an asbestos abatement and remediation job, HBC can help with all of your re-insulation needs. Mechanical systems insulation is a thermal insulation used on piping equipment, and on all types of mechanical systems including boilers, HVAC systems and ducts. This process can help conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Specialized Vacuum Equipment

Over the past two decades, the project management team at HBC has successfully implemented the specialized vacuum approach on a multitude of projects and material types. Our trailer-mounted, diesel-powered and HEPA-filtered vacuum equipment allows us to transfer materials directly from a work area to a sealed disposal container staged outside of the facility. We utilize industry-leading equipment manufactured by Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corporation.

Surfacing Material

Since 1988 HBC has successfully abated over 2 million square feet of surfacing materials. We have the equipment and knowledge to abate and replace all asbestos containing fireproofing spray with non-asbestos fireproofing respray.

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