Asbestos Abatement

Abatement Experts

The Process

Asbestos is present in many construction compounds, with which we come into contact in our everyday lives. It was in widespread use up until the late 80s, in Canada. Some of the places you will commonly find asbestos include drywall joint compound, textured ceilings, brake pads, thermal pipe insulation, vinyl floor backing, masonry, ceiling tile… etc.

These materials pose no substantial danger unless they are disturbed and the asbestos contained within is left in a state that is highly friable - can become easily airborne. Once airborne, asbestos is carcinogenic and will cause severe physical symptoms with prolonged exposure. Mesothelioma, is a form of cancer that is caused by, and only by, asbestos exposure.

The removal of asbestos requires a specific, provincially regulated process, which includes notification to a regulatory body, mandatory monitoring of the environment during abatement, and strict post-abatement clearance procedures.

We can assist you with all Risk Levels of asbestos abatement:

✓ Sampling/Testing
✓ Low risk
✓ Moderate risk
✓ High risk

The Risk Level is dependent upon many factors, including:

o percentage of asbestos in the material
o size of the project
o how friable is the asbestos containing material (ACM)
o method of abatement utilized
o Risk Level of abatement
o type of asbestos being abated

It isn’t necessarily the case that the higher the risk level, the higher the cost of the project. Often times, with an experienced abatement contractor, increasing the Risk Level to decrease the length of the project, and subsequent monitoring costs, can be an effective tool to manage expenses.

At On Point Restore, we take a measured, proportional approach to every restoration project.

There are four acceptable ways of dealing with asbestos once it has been identified

1. Removal
The most effective solution and the recommended procedure for handling almost all asbestos situations.

2. Encapsulation
This is considered a temporary solution. Some of the downsides are that the material used can be a fire risk and a management plan is necessary moving forward.

3. Enclosure
Enclosing the area where asbestos is found, with a physical barrier, is considered a temporary solution.

4. Management Plan
Leaving the asbestos where it is found and establishing a management plan is suitable only when the asbestos is not in a friable state.


We are able handle your post-abatement reconstruction. With a talented in-house renovation team and priority access to preferred contractors who stand behind their work, we can submit a quote to you quickly so that you can get your site back to where it needs to be, as soon as it needs to be.

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