Fact about asbestos:

Asbestos cement (AC) pipe is often referred to as Transite Pipe.
Transite pipe was used almost exclusively as municipal waste pipe between the 1940’s and 1970’s and as early as the 1920’s.
Major city municipalities have received regulatory violations and been involved in legal matters due to allowing and often times requiring untrained employees to repair asbestos transite pipe.
Transite pipe is commonly used for sewer pipe, industrial effluent and process piping.

Asbestos Abatement Utility Pipe

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a licensed and experienced hazardous materials abatement contractor that has removed and disposed of thousands of feet of asbestos cement pressure pipe, often called transite pipe. Transite pipe was used extensively between the 1940’s and 1970’s for the majority of our Nation’s potable utility water pipe. As this infrastructure pipe starts to fail or needs repairs and replacement, only trained and licensed crews or companies should be allowed to perform this work.

1 Priority has worked with numerous types of asbestos containing pipes that have been used to convey water, sewer, natural gas, petroleum products, and electric cables. 1 Priority also performs coal tar pipe coating removal, and coal tar wrapped asbestos abatement throughout Texas and Louisiana.

1 Priority is one of the top asbestos abatement contractors in Texas and Louisiana, and works with utility contractors, municipal water departments and roadway contractors to remove and dispose of transite pipe.  

1 Priority has the necessary licensing, insurance, pollution insurance, bonding and experience for this work. 1 Priority crews are asbestos trained, have the necessary safety training and equipment and work safely alongside utility and excavation contractors.

Featured Project

Project: North Tarrant Express

The North Tarrant Express project was a $1.9 Billion Dollar managed lanes project performed by Bluebonnet Contractors. 1 Priority conducted the removal of asbestos containing tar coatings from oil and gas pipelines at the cut points, and when necessary we cut the steel pipe to allow the utility to remove the lines from the roadway excavations. 1 Priority also performed asbestos removal from 11 major freeway bridges and abatement of 20 buildings in the right of way on the North Tarrant Express project.