JM Environmental announced they are providing complete concrete demolition and removal to homesites devastated by the Santa Rosa 2017 Wildfires.

Published on April 26, 2018

As removal of fire debris and ash nears completion, the next phase before Santa Rosa homeowners can rebuild is the removal of all concrete foundations, retaining walls, and related concrete structures.

Roseville, Ca. – John Moore, president of JM Environmental, Inc. announced that JM Environmental is one of the first licensed contractors to provide concrete demolition and debris removal to homesites damaged or destroyed by the October Northern California 2017 Wildfires. With a homesite cleared of fire debris and ash, the next phase before a homeowner can rebuild is the demolition and removal of all concrete structures.

An unprecedented number of homes and properties were damaged or destroyed during the 2017 Sonoma County and Santa Rosa wildfires. The Tubbs Fire (Central LNU Complex) destroyed 5636 structures and homes as reported by California State CalFire. With so much damage, property owners continue to encounter delays in getting their properties ready for rebuilding. JM Environmental assists property owners by streamlining the next phase even if they had earlier opted into the FEMA and local programs.

JM Environmental removes 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 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 was left behind. Design engineers are finding the condition of the structural concrete to be incompetent or unsuitable for rebuilding.

Estimators from JM Environmental, Inc., provide a detailed estimate to remove all concrete retaining walls, spread footings, grade beams, stem walls, swimming pools; per the homeowner’s engineer’s direction. As needed this includes identification and capping of all utilities, with christy boxes, fluorescent markings, and final grading of the sites. Job sites are magnetically swept and hand raked. Every site is left clean and clear of all debris. SWPPP approved erosion control is in place, using straw wattle, silt fence, and jute cloth covering over the final grade. This meets or exceeds the requirements of the City of Santa Rosa and the Napa and Sonoma County Building Departments.

“JM Environmental provides each completed job with an extensive Final Close Out Package. This consists of required permits, waste tickets, waste manifests, and as needed Asbestos and Cam-17 Soil Testing Reports. Along with the requisite self-certification documents. The package provides the required documents the City of Santa Rosa, Napa County, and Sonoma County Building Departments to issue Re-Construction Permits.” added John Moore.

About JM Environmental, Inc.:

JM Environmental, Inc. are specialists in hazardous materials abatement and demolition. Founded and led by John Moore, they have been servicing the northern California and Nevada areas for over twenty years. JM Environmental is licensed in California (#693564 A, B, C21, C-22, ASB, & HAZ) and Nevada (#0073480 A-13, A-22, & A-23). Some of their specialties include fire debris and ash removal, concrete demolition and debris removal, asbestos abatement, lead removal, demolition, mold remediation, and bio-hazard remediation. For more information call (916) 726-0304 or go to

Company Name: JM Environmental, Inc.
Contact Person: Haven Fry
Phone: 916-730-9853
Country: United States