In the 1960s, a historical home in Aspen, Colorado was moved from Main Street to another location. Now, some 50 years later, the home is scheduled to be relocated again. Before so, ARC’s Grand Junction team abated nearly 8,000 SF of asbestos on walls, ceilings, and siding at the main house, the shared spa as well as lower and main apartments. It was our first Aspen asbestos abatement project.
The home was built in the late 1800s. One difficulty that our five technicians ran into was numerous leaks because of gaps between the original siding pieces, allowing air to leak into containment. Sometimes it was difficult to find the leaks to seal them up. Another difficulty on the project was the lack of open parking space and the narrow roads and driveway- our staging area was very limited, and getting dumpsters in and out was a challenge. Timing had to be scheduled perfectly between ARC, Thunder Construction (the GC), and the waste management company to orchestrate successful waste transfer. We also experienced some heavy snowfall at the beginning of the project, causing outside walkways to the containments to be difficult to navigate at times. The guys from Thunder Construction were helpful with clearing the walks and helping find other areas to stage equipment and access spaces as needed.
The near six-figure project began the third week of March and was completed May 7, 2019.