Asbestos: analysis, expert reports and remediation planning

Asbestos products in older real estate are often not recognisable at first glance; in concrete spacers, wall plaster, screed or filler, for example. WESSLING supports you with specialist expert reports and analysis as well as consulting.

Sampling asbestos in a wall

Up until the beginning of the nineties, several 100,000 tonnes of asbestos, particularly asbestos sheets, were used in Germany for the construction of real estate both in the private sector, in industrial buildings and in public buildings such as schools. Asbestos can also enter the ground or recycled material unnoticed via construction rubble. The health risks of this substance, which is now banned in Europe, did not become clear until later on. In the light of this, the assessment criteria for asbestos contamination were intensified, so that the need for analysis still remains high. At the same time, existing buildings are being developed more intensively than ever before.

Our services for your industry

WESSLING provides individual service packages that are tailored to the needs of your company.

WESSLING industry sector

Industry

WESSLING real estate sector

Real estate

WESSLING public sector

Public sector

Asbestos remediation – our expertise for safe real estate

WESSLING determines your real estate's asbestos contamination according to the state-of-the-art technology, and analyses the samples quickly, safely and discretely. We therefore ensure your safety in order to prevent internal and public loss of image. Our engineers and life scientists evaluate the need for action through analyses and sampling strategies adapted to the project. Based on this, we offer you remediation measure planning, invitation to tender and specialist site management, giving consideration to safety and health protection. Our experts also deal with the structured sequence of the conversion, remediation and demolition work.

Throughout the entire measure, we always keep sight of the asbestos remediation costs, and aim to ensure that our industrial customers' production and delivery capabilities are not disrupted. WESSLING safeguards your assets and operations as well as the health and safety of your employees.

Our services:

  • Project- and needs-based analysis strategies
  • Inspection, sampling and analytical determination of materials containing asbestos
  • Indoor air measurements as per VDI 3492  
  • Evaluation of the results with reference to the planned work or the use of the real estate or construction ground
  • Remediation planning and monitoring of remediation work
  • Cost estimates according to DIN 276
  • Expert reports
  • Waste management
  • Authorities management
  • Indoor air measurements for asbestos as per VDI 3492
  • Asbestos determination as per VDI 3866
  • Sampling as per LAGA PN 98
  • Asbestos determination as per VDI 3876-E

Your contact for the topic of asbestos remediation

Dr. Birgitta Hoewing
„The use of asbestos has been consigned to the past, but the consequences remain. We support you in your remediation project with a thorough and quick assessment of asbestos contamination and the development of individual solutions.“

German Hazardous Substance Protection Award 2018

The Waterways and Shipping Authority of the German city of Trier was granted the German Hazardous Substance Protection Award. A method for low-emission work with asbestos contamination developed in close cooperation with WESSLING convinced the jury.

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How does our body process mould toxins ingested with food? Jonas Specht was recently granted the Study Award for the best master's thesis in the field of food chemistry for his outstanding master's thesis on this topic by WESSLING.

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