Wildfire Debris and Ash Removal

JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., was the first Contractor to have a Private Fire Clean Up Application approved by the Sonoma County Building Department after the October 2017 Wildfires.

The scope for all of our projects is similar; removal of all debris and ash, the complete demolition of structures, carports, footings, infrastructure, driveways, hardscape, and all damaged landscape. Additional site work includes identification and capping of all utilities, with christy boxes, fluorescent markings, and final grading of the sites. We leave every site clean and clear of ALL debris, with SWPPP approved erosion control in place, using straw waddle, silt fence, and jute cloth covering over the final grade to meet and exceed the requirements of Napa County, Sonoma County, and the City of Santa Rosa Building Departments. Every Jobsite is hand raked and magnetically swept.

HAND SIFTING FOR PERSONAL AND SENTIMENTAL ITEMS IS PROVIDED FOR EVERY CLIENT

"Your crew members were able to locate my stepmom's wedding ring underneath heavy fire debris and piles of roof tile and ash. To say that I was shocked and amazed is an understatement."

FINAL CLOSE OUT PROJECT DOCUMENTATION IS INCLUDED FOR EVERY JOB SITE

Every Jobsite has an extensive Final Close Out Package consisting of permits, waste tickets, waste manifests, Asbestos and Cam-17 Soil Testing Reports, along with the requisite self-certification documents, to meet the requirements of Napa County, Sonoma County, and the City of Santa Rosa Building Departments for Re-Construction Permits.

FINAL JOB SITE WITH SWPPP APPROVED EROSION CONTROL IN PLACE

"JM was cautions with the site, did not just rip and tear the property. They put down plywood so as to not crack the driveway or any curbs. In short - they were gentle and respectful of the property. The neighbor next to them used FEMA and the comparison was astonishing."
We remove structural above and below grade concrete FEMA contractors have left behind. FEMA Contractors were instructed to remove ash and debris and concrete as needed to achieve a clean soils test. FEMA Contractors were instructed to not remove below grade footings beyond twenty four inches. Many of the home sites have spread footings which go down three to five feet below grade as well as retaining walls holding twenty four inches or greater of soil that were left behind. Many engineers are finding the condition of the structural concrete left behind to be incompetent for rebuilding. JM Environmental, Inc., estimators will provide you with an estimate to remove concrete retaining walls, spread footings, grade beams, stem walls, swimming pools; per your engineer’s direction. We include re-grading of your site and re-installing the erosion controls per regulations.