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Our client was a medium to large house building and land regeneration specialist, in the south of England.
The preliminary walkover of the affected area prior to commencing works, identified small quantities of cement-bound asbestos fragments at ground surface level. The client decided that rather than removing the affected soils, it wanted them to be remediated for re-use, on site.
Asbestos! Having performed ground investigation and contamination assessment works on the site previously, Ground & Water was approached by its client after it had found cement-bound asbestos beneath the concrete slab of a former stable block, following its demolition. The 665 sq.m area had to be excavated to 0.30m bgl and the stockpile hand-picked to remove any asbestos fragments. Samples had to be tested to determine whether the site was safe for the development to proceed.