Prior to its close in 1990, much of the world’s supply of vermiculite attic insulation came from a mine near Libby, Montana. This mine had a natural deposit of asbestos which resulted in the vermiculite being contaminated with asbestos.

Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) were commercially used beginning in the early 1900's. Sage can assist you in identifying, quantifying and designing a plan to reduce or eliminate your asbestos liabilities. Most ACBM may not require removal from your building if you properly manage it. Our field personnel are EPA AHERA certified. We will provide you with a report, including CAD drawings, which show sampling locations, so you will have adequate documentation for the service life of your structure. We can provide you with an ACBM management plan, air quality monitoring, abatement design, and construction monitoring to ensure your project is successful. Your ACBM problems can be solved economically, quickly and safely when you have Sage working for you.

Lead Based Paint Surveys

Suspected lead based paint and asbestos containing window putty

In 1978, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) phased out the sale and distribution of residential paint containing lead. Prior to this, many homes and businesses were treated with paint containing some amount of lead. The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 defines lead based paint as paint containing 0.5 percent lead by weight. If your building was constructed or modified prior to 1980, it was likely treated with Lead Based Paint (LBP).

OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.62 requires owners to ascertain the condition of LBP in their structures and to provide this information to contractors prior to the beginning of any renovations to protect workers from lead exposures. A lead survey is the first step in the proper management of LBP in your structure. Sage will sample suspect paints and fugitive dusts to assess lead conditions for waste stream designation using Toxic Characteristic Leaching Potential (TCLP) analyses. We will provide you with a report including LBP handling recommendations.


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