Services Offered

  • Additions & Remodeling
    -Major Home Repairs
    -Basement,Bathroom & Garage  Remodel
    -Sunroom or Patio Enclosure Build
    -Build an Addition
    -Major Renovation – Multiple Rooms
  • Carpenters
    -Carpentry Framing Install
    -Carpentry Framing Repair
    -Wood Stairs & Railings Install
    -Build Closet
  • Decks
    -Deck or Porch Build or Replace
  • Disability Services
    -Disability Remodel
    -Disability Ramp Build
  • Garage & Garage Doors
    -Build Wood Carport
    -Build Garage
  • Sheds & Enclosures
    -Sunroom or Patio Enclosure Repair
  • Siding***
    -Vinyl Siding Install
    -Vinyl Siding Repair
  • Skylights
    -Skylight Repair
  • Window Coverings
  • Windows & Doors
  • Lead Paint Abatement

If testing reveals the presence of lead-based paint in your pre-1978 home, here are a few of the options for removing it:

Lead paint is a serious health hazard, particularly for young children. Simple testing determines the presence of lead-based paint and the trained professionals at Rost Construction can outline the best solution for your home. Rost Construction is certified by the EPA in lead paint removal. We are trained to do the job safely and determine the best abatement strategy.

What Does It Cost?

According to the EPA, professional lead-based paint removal for the following three options costs about $8 to $15 per square foot or about $9,600 to $30,000 for a 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. house. The average removal project costs about $10,000.

Lead Paint Removal Options

Typically the least complicated and most affordable method, encapsulation involves brushing or rolling on a specially made paint-like coating(search lead paint encapsulation online) that creates a watertight bond and seals in the lead-based paint. However, opening and closing your doors and windows eventually may wear off the coating.Encapsulation products start at about $50 per gallon. Expect to pay about $800 to $1,400 to cover surfaces in a 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. home (not including labor).
With this method, the old surface is covered with a new one, such as putting up new drywall or covering windowsills with aluminum or vinyl cladding. If the enclosed surface is ever removed, you’ll have to deal with the exposed lead-containing surfaces underneath.
A variety of approaches are used to remove lead-based paints, such as wire brushing or wet hand scraping with liquid paint removers. Your contractor may opt to wet sand surfaces, and must use an electric sander equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum. Another option is stripping off paint with a low-temperature heat gun, and hand scraping.
This more radical strategy calls for taking out the offending surfaces or features and installing new windows, doors, woodwork, and other surfaces. Grants are available in the form of five-year forgivable loans for both rental and owner-occupied housing units built before 1978. To be eligible, units must house at least one child age 6 or younger or a pregnant woman and residents must meet HUD’s income guidelines. The property must have no major structural defects, and the owner must be current on all taxes, utility bills, and mortgages. Rost Construction is among the contractors selected by Broom County to do the Remediation work may include painting, enclosure, removal, and replacement of surfaces and components that contain lead.

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72 Jarvis St. 1st Floor
Binghamton, New York 13905

(607) 437-0158

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