Utilizing modern technology, Snyder expedited the abatement process while simultaneously protecting Little Rock Air Force Base employees from exposure to hazardous materials.
Snyder Environmental was chosen and retained by Advanced Fluid Technologies, Inc. to perform the stabilization of Lead Based Paint on the massive hangar doors of Hangar 107 at the Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB) located in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Snyder Environmental’s adaptive approach and extensive knowledge of the methods and tool options for this type of work brought real value to the project by choosing to use a Vac-Blaster to remove the loose, peeling or otherwise deteriorated LBP. This method left the edges of the remaining, well-adhered LBP “feathered” and ready to receive the new coatings, thereby eliminating the need for the painting subcontractor to perform the “feathering” of these edges by hand and the potential Lead Dust exposure that would entail for employees.
The Vac-Blaster also made the daunting task of collecting all the removed LBP a non-issue as it uses a HEPA Vacuum to collect all blast media and LBP debris at the point of impact, thereby eliminating the need for the design and installation of an elaborate containment system. All abatement and disposal was performed on schedule and to the complete satisfaction of the LRAFB Environmental Department, who provided oversight for the work from start to finish.
Lead Paint Removal
Lead based paint has regulations that should be adhered to in order to assure compliance with state and local laws. Use a firm with experience, adequately trained technicians and the proper equipment to ensure the safety of people around the project and reduce the potential for fines or lawsuits.