Asbestos Encapsulation

What Is Asbestos Encapsulation?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that is highly toxic when inhaled. During the late 19th century, asbestos was widely used by building developers and manufacturers due to its incredible resistance to heat. Today, asbestos as a building material has been banned in almost every country, though some builders now use asbestos encapsulation in order to control harmful asbestos fumes and fibers.

Simply put, asbestos encapsulation refers to the actual sealing of asbestos within a protective shell. This is done for a number of reasons, but the main reason is that removing all asbestos materials from some structures is nearly impossible and very expensive. Therefore, Austin Garage Coatings have devised a solution that is designed to contain all asbestos toxins without demolishing an entire structure.

In fact, scientists have discovered that attempting to remove asbestos from a building is more harmful than simply covering it up. When asbestos has been disturbed, small particles of the toxin drift into the air. As a result, an air space can quickly become contaminated. Therefore, the best solution is to manage asbestos by containing it using asbestos encapsulation techniques.

Asbestos encapsulation is a lot more cost-effective than completely removing asbestos. As previously mentioned, the removal of asbestos is not recommended, though this procedure is possible with professional help. While asbestos removal is an expensive procedure, simply covering up an asbestos problem with encapsulation proves to be a much cheaper alternative.

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