When excavating at any project, one of the biggest concerns is that the soil you are digging up is contaminated with toxins. When a volatile organic compound (VOC) or another toxic waste is suspected, specific health and safety protocols must take place. Otherwise, you are risking serious health concerns for your workers and the public, potential fines and other harsh penalties, or exporting soil to a site that later finds this soil to be unsuitable.
Ever since our opening in 1994, we at Matrix Environmental pride ourselves on being a top asbestos abatement company in Southern California. In fact, our founder, Larry Larkin, was one of the pioneers in the asbestos abatement industry in the 1980s and this experience has been crucial to our company’s growth in this specialized field.
For those unfamiliar with lead abatement, it is the safe removal of lead-based paint hazards. Unfortunately, lead was a popular ingredient in paint for many years, before it was known that this material is linked to a wide range of health problems. Today, it’s common for buildings and infrastructures to remove the lead via lead abatement.