Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Lead Paint Abatement

Lead Paint Abatement

Lead Paint Abatement

I am working on a project that involves the demolition of an existing 100 year old structure that contains hazardous materials, including asbestos, PCB ballasts, fiberglass resin in containers and huge timbers covered in lead paint.

I have another project that is to design a new home for a high-end client...and I was thinking that a nice heavy timber structure would be a great solution for this client.

Our contract with the first project states that the demolished materials belong to us as the contractor and that we are responsible for the abatement, disposal, etc. and must adhere to all regulations, etc.

I would like to use the timber beams in the first project in the design of the second. My understanding of the risks of lead paint and the abatement thereof requires that loose paint chips be removed by scraping and then the wood members can be handled without special equipment. Is it then possible to remove the surfaces of the beams, columns and planking by planing them in a controlled environment? Where do I learn more about this?

The wood in question is of tremendous value...some of the beams are 10x18 in perfect condition.

RE: Lead Paint Abatement

In my experience we have sent clean timbers (no ACM, LBP, embedded hazarous materials, etc.) to companies that specialize in timber reclamation/reuse.  They do the planing and resell the timbers.  I am sure you could work a deal with them in sending the timber to them and having them plane it for you.  If you search the internet ("buy used timber or equivalent") I am sure you can find several companies.

Recmediation, Inc. provides the following services on a nationwide basis:
Plant Relocations
Plant Decommissioning
Investment Recovery
Surplus Equipment and Materials Sales
Environmental Remediation
Decontamination & Hazardous Waste Management
Asbestos and Lead Abatement
Brownfield Redevelopment Support
Concrete Crushing and Excavation

Recmediation, Inc.
396 Whitehead Avenue
South River, NJ 08882
Phone: (732) 698-9699
Fax: (732) 698-0991
website:  www.recmediation.com

Damon Kozul, PE,CHMM
Recmediation, Inc.
(732) 698-9699

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close