Site Assessment

Case Study #9

Asbestos, Lead and Fungal Contamination


Location: Los Angeles, California

Confidential Industrial Property Owner

Site Assessments

Years of neglect caused extensive damage to this industrial property. CSC was there to help sort out how to make this property habitable again.

As part of a major real estate transaction involving a large industrial site, Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC) was requested to perform an asbestos and lead survey, and conduct a fungal contamination investigation of several buildings. A number of buildings had been mostly un-occupied for a several years. As such, roof and other leaks were left un-repaired for a long period of time. This neglect resulted in extensive damage to several buildings at this site. CSC was requested to assess the damages, and provide an environmental scope of work to make the necessary repairs so that the property could be occupied once again.

    CSC approached this project as follows:

  • Visual inspection for water damage and fungal growth.
  • Moisture Survey
  • Asbestos bulk materials survey
  • A lead survey by X-Ray Fluorescence.

Result:CSC completed the survey on time, and provided the client with a report within one week that outlined building materials that contain lead or asbestos, and that were affected by water damage or mold. As part of the same report, CSC provided an easy-to-follow scope of work to make the necessary repairs. CSC's quick response and timely service allowed the client to remain on schedule.