How Much Does Lead Paint Removal Cost?
The Blastox blend is $259 per ton. The regular abrasive is $105 per ton. So, you’ll see lead paint removal costs $154 more upfront for Blastox. But, you need to include the cost of transportation and the disposal rate to get a true comparison. There are a lot more non-hazardous landfills than hazardous waste landfills, and that’s the reason why freight is so cheap for non-haz waste; the distance is shorter and they don’t need the same type of certifications, there by reducing your lead paint removal cost.
For hazardous waste, you could transport those wastes potentially hundreds of miles, which is going to make the total cost of disposal even higher.
Here, the hazardous waste transportation fee is $131 per ton, compared with a non-hazardous (containing Blastox) waste transportation fee of $12, which saves you $119 per ton.
If you compare hazardous waste disposal ($200) versus non-hazardous waste disposal ($35) using Blastox, you save another $165 per ton. Adding all that together and then adding the savings from avoiding hazardous waste management compliance, you’ll see that the savings for Blastox is $150 per ton.
Some people may quibble perhaps at the hazardous waste management compliance cost of $20 per ton. So, throw it out completely and Blastox is still saving you $130 per ton.
This slide presents a lead paint removal cost comparison for a project in Houston, TX. The contractor used a slag product blended with Blastox.
Blastox® has been used to successfully stabilize over 150,000,000 square feet of lead based paint. This lead paint abatement success is owed to the One Step application of Blastox®. Since its available pre-blended with various media throughout North America, it is ready for application once media reaches your job-site.
There is no mixing, metering or additional application steps needed at the job site when using this technology saving on lead paint removal cost. You will not incur additional labor costs that other lead paint abatement techniques require. The spent abrasive waste can be tested via TCLP to classify the waste as non-hazardous once blasted.
It’s been approved by the Federal Highway Administration as well as most state DOTs. Many industrial engineers specify it by name to reduce on lead paint removal cost. For more information on One Step lead abatement, please click on the Technical Literature menu. Blastox®, as well as other TDJ chemistries is a complex calcium silicate based product.