Asbestos Encapsulation

Contrary to popular opinion, asbestos materials can often be left where they are. Indeed, in many instances it is far safer (not to mention cost effective) to leave materials where they are.
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.

Asbestos removal

  • Expensive to Remove

  • Time consuming

  • Replacement materials cost

  • Evacuation of building required during removal

  • Heavily legislated and monitored

Asbestos Encapsulation asbestos removal

  • 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

  • Fire resistant

Our market leading product coats the asbestos and all the fibres rendering it safe

asbestos encapsulation / spray foam insulation
Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption, average tensile strength, and its resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibres are often mixed with cement (resulting in fibre cement) or woven into fabric or mats.

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.

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