Coal tar removalLCS Laboratory offers complete line of tests for hazardous material identification in old buildings. The tests are usually performed in preparation for building demolition. Below is the list of the most common tests that allow to identify potentially harmfull components in construction materials:

  • Asbestos in construction materials. Laboratory needs about 10 grams or 1/2 sq inch of material. Please remember that Ontario Asbestos regulation 278/05 requires all asbestos samples should be submitted in duplicates as specified in “table 1” of the regulation.
  • Asbestos in vermiculite. Laboratory needs 20g of the sample, which is a cup full of vermiculite
  • Lead in paint. We need 0.5g of paint chips for testing
  • Mold on construction materials. You can send a piece of drywall or a wood chip with a stain on it, and we can identify and quantify mold level
  • mold on wallMold on tape-lift is an alternative to sending a bulk sample for analysis.
  • Crystalline Silica, including Quartz and Cristobalite. We need about 1g of sample or sample dust
  • Coal tar identification. Laboratory needs 1g of pure tar or 100g of roofing with tar overflow (we need to be able to extract a relatively clean sample of tar)
  • Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) identification. We need 1g of foam, which is about a tablespoon of material

The samples must be individually packed in containers or sealable Ziploc bags and labeled with unique ID. Please complete a request form, specify what kind of analysis you are looking for, and send the form together with the samples to our lab.  Our current price list is available for download. Please do not hesitate to email us if you require a quote or have any questions.