The final stages of construction of a dream home, on a previously developed site, turn into a potential nightmare at the last hour, when asbestos was found during routine validation works. Sustainable remediation saved time, money and emissions. Ground & Water accepted this may have been overlooked and pulled out all the stops to find a fast and cost effective method for remediation.
Ground & Water’s client was a private individual wanting to live in their newly constructed dream home.
While performing the Topsoil validation, small quantities of cement-bound asbestos fragments could be seen just below the placed Topsoil in an area of the site. Following delineation of the affected area through additional trial pits, the client decided that rather than remove the affected soils from site, these could be remediated in–situ based on an agreed Method Statement.
Having previously performed ground investigation and contamination assessment works on the site in Northeast Hampshire prior to construction, Ground & Water was approached by its client to undertake validation works prior to the client taking over their new property. However, the validation revealed there was cement-bound asbestos present beneath placed Topsoil in areas of soft landscaping. This raised the possibility that the contamination was more extensive, potentially delaying the move-in date and adding significant extra cost. A quick and cost-effective method of remediation had to be found.