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While asbestos removal may seem like the obvious choice for dealing with asbestos, it’s often complicated, expensive and can result in extensive downtime.
In contrast, asbestos encapsulation within a seamless, protective coating, is possibly the safest and most cost effective method of asbestos management. It involves relatively little disturbance of the asbestos, therefore minimising risk.
But that’s not the only advantage to asbestos encapsulation. For example, roofs are an area where asbestos tends to be rife, with an estimated 1.5 million non-domestic properties reported to have an asbestos roof.
Opting to encapsulate roof asbestos as opposed to removing it:
• Eradicates the need to dispose of the material, which can be hazardous, costly and is subject to strict controls
• Can be completed more efficiently which, in turn, reduces overall disruption, on-site time and any associated costs
Encapsulation involves covering the asbestos with performance coating that predominantly:
• Protects and repairs any damaged asbestos and seals any exposed, raw asbestos edges
• Increases the useful life of the material
• Reduces any fibre release through general degradation
• Protects against accidental knocks and scrapes
• Improves the overall appearance of the roof
Compared to other more traditional materials like Acrylics and the like, Crommelin Fibroseal offers fast and reliable application. Touch dry in 45 min, finishing the job quickly, which means a site can return to service in hours, rather than weeks.
As with any Crommelin treatment, encapsulation is conducted by trained staff in controlled conditions and in accordance with the latest industry regulations and standards.
Although every encapsulation is tailored to each site, most processes tend to typically involve adequately preparing the area to ensure the best possible results and regular follow up checks to assess the condition of the asbestos over time.
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