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Asbestos Encapsulation – Johannesburg

Asbestos has been a popular fire retardant building material employed since Roman times and its use became especially popular in the 60’s and 70’s being used in all manner of applications within buildings and habitable structures as roofing, ceiling or wall panels, flooring, water and other pipelines, outdoor furniture’s etc. Over the past two decades, its link to asbestos cancer, more correctly referred to as mesothelioma has become indisputable and as a result there has been a global scramble for asbestos abatement.

Asbestos abatement through encasement or encapsulation is not only cost effective but significantly simplifies the management of asbestos containing materials and structures. There is no doubt that asbestos encapsulation offers long term protection to occupiers of these structures ensuring that the dispersal of asbestos dust and asbestos fibre is minimised.

Our asbestos encapsulation solutions provide proven results for in-situ management of asbestos.

When a decision is to be made regarding the removal or not of asbestos containing materials within a building that is stable and not intended for demolition or refurbishment, we advise that the asbestos containing material be encapsulated rather than removed.

Only where a building is set for demolition or expansion such that the asbestos containing material will be disturbed, would we recommend that the material be removed as part of its abatement. Even then we strongly advise that our specialised penetrating sealer be employed in order to minimise risk of contamination to removal crews.

Fell free to discuss your Asbestos abatement concerns with one of our specialists. Simply fill out the form below and an experienced consultant will call you to discuss your specific asbestos related requirements.