Contaminated Soil Removal

As a widely used building material for many years, if you have an older home or live on a block that has been redeveloped, there is a chance you may have asbestos contaminated soil.

Asbestos contamination is one of the most common reasons for contaminated soil removal in South East Queensland, and while removing asbestos from a building can be difficult enough, removing contaminated soil requires a higher level of care.

Unlike asbestos in a building, where pieces can be removed, in the soil, asbestos is usually in the form of fibrous asbestos, or loose asbestos.

Icon Asbestos Removal can help you with all your contaminated soil removal needs, from identifying contaminated soil, assessing the site for the decontamination process, removing the affected soil and disposing of it correctly.

Asbestos Decontamination Experts

Icon Asbestos Removal has been providing asbestos testing and removal to sites across Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast for a number of years. Trained and experienced in removing asbestos from a range of sites, our team works with residential, commercial and industrial clients, making their site safer.

Working within the strict Queensland government guidelines on asbestos removal, the team at Icon Asbestos Removal not only undertake contaminated soil removal. You can be sure that your site will undergo a clear and sweep to remove any remaining asbestos from the area.

Why You Need Contaminated Soil Removal

There are a number of reasons why you would want to remove soil contaminated with asbestos from your home or business, however the number one reason is to stop contamination and potential health risks. The contaminated soil make be seeping into water supply, or it could be simply affecting the quality of your soil. Either way, the soil needs to be removed before you can dig a garden, do a backyard makeover, or start any construction works.

Contaminated soil needs to be removed from the site, as it is the only way to remove the materials. Removal involves experts from Icon Asbestos Removal removing the soil via excavator. The soil is then either treated on site or taken to the appropriate asbestos facility to be disposed of.

Identifying Asbestos Contaminated Soil

Asbestos materials are known for not migrating too far into soil, usually settling within the topsoil. Asbestos in the garden or soil is usually found as pieces of wall plastering and tiles, however there can often be fibrous materials in the area as well. If you find potential asbestos materials in your garden or soil, contact Icon Asbestos Removal to organise removal of the contaminated soil.

One of our technicians will arrive on your site and take a sample of your soil to test. If the test comes back as asbestos contaminated, we will arrange for removal from site. This removal process includes securing the area, encapsulating the workplace to stop any fibres from blowing into the air, and removing the contaminated materials. Once this has been completed, we will clear the area, and ensure that there is no further asbestos contaminated soil on your property.

Do You Have Asbestos Contaminated Soil?

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Soil Remediation

Do you have contaminated soil? Soil remediation is essential to getting the soil on your property healthy again. Soil remediation is the term used to describe the processes used to decontaminate soil.

Soil Remediation Processes

There are several processes that can be used to remediate the soil on your site. The process used will depend on the contaminants in the soil. A sample is first taken from the soil to confirm which process to use.

  • Therman Soil Remediation – this process removed specific contaminants that respond best to high temperatures. This process is usually used for soil that has been contaminated by water, oil, or petroleum products. The soil is essentially baked, which causes the contaminants to evaporate.
  • Encapsulation – the process of encapsulation is to ensure that the contaminated soil cannot spread any further. Often this requires missing the contaminate soil with products such as lime, cement and concrete to prevent other soil from coming into contact with the contaminated soil.
  • Bioremediation – this process sees bacteria released into the soil to consume and breakdown the contaminants in the soil.

Asbestos Remediation and Abatement

Asbestos remediation and abatement are the two most common techniques used to minimise the risk of asbestos and asbestos containing materials on your property.

Remediation and abatement are often used interchangeably, however there are some differences that are important to understand to help you manage asbestos and have it removed safely. The type of removal process used will depend on the location, the condition of the materials and how it is best managed.

Asbestos Remediation

Remediation is a type of abatement and refers to the treatment of asbestos contaminated soil. If fragments of non-friable asbestos are found on the soil surface, the fragments can be removed using the right treatment process.

Remediation not only removes the asbestos from the soil, but it ensures that it does not pose a threat in the future.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos Abatement tends to refer to removing asbestos materials from a structure or property and includes sealing off the contaminated area, removing the asbestos and cleaning the area thoroughly to ensure there is no further contamination.
The abatement process often uses an encapsulation process to mitigate the risk of asbestos fibres being released into the air.

Contaminated Soil – Treatment and Disposal

Icon Asbestos Removal offer a contaminated soil treatment and disposal service which includes assessment of the soil, managing the removal of the soil and disposing of the contaminated materials correctly.

We offer a range of remediation methods, leaving you with a safe home garden, commercial or industrial site.
To remove your contaminate soil, call Icon Asbestos Removal and speak with our friendly team.

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