Asbestos removal is expensive so if you can find ways of avoiding it then you should do so. Asbestos encapsulation is a method of covering the surface of the asbestos containing material (ACM) so that fibres cannot be released.
When asbestos needs attention there are normally only 2 things that can be done, below we review the 2 processes and work out which is best.
Expensive to Remove
Replacement materials cost
Evacuation of building required during removal
Heavily legislated and monitored
No removal required
Protects against ageing degradation
Protects against movement
Protects against accidental damage
No material replacement costs
Minimal downtime to areas of removal
Reduces risk to health
Easy to encapsulate areas where removal could cause issues
No evacuation of the building required during encapsulation
Often cheaper than removal
Adds strength to the structure applied to
Spray foam can be applied to insulate and encapsulation
Our market leading product coats the asbestos and all the fibres rendering it safe
Long exposure to high concentrations of asbestos fibres is more likely to cause health problems.This is most common among the miners of asbestos, since they have the longest exposure to it.