Do you need a Birmingham Asbestos Encapsulation service or contractor? Safeline Environmental is the number one local national asbestos specialist who can remove, manage or encapsulate your asbestos problem.
In Birmingham Asbestos Encapsulation should be done by HSE registered Asbestos Contractors ideally, as there are very specific rules and regulations about the encapsulation of asbestos.
What is asbestos encapsulation? Asbestos encapsulation is the application of an impervious material that is secured over, and/or around an asbestos product. Encapsulation procedures should prevent the release of asbestos fibres under normal use conditions, such as building use vibration, surface impact and building ageing. Encapsulation ideal to help maintain the properties and therefore the reason for the original asbestos use. The encapsulation should keep it in a safe condition whilst not endangering anyone in the environment it is installed.
Asbestos Encapsulation is subject to Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) and these regulations cover the conditions in which encapsulation of asbestos is appropriate, these include the suitability of the material to be encapsulated and importantly the use of the building that the encapsulation will be used on, the process will require to be robust enough to ensure that once encapsulated there can be no release of asbestos fibres in the future.
Asbestos encapsulation is used as a method of retaining the asbestos rather than replacing it, and with that said the products used in the encapsulation is strictly regulated to ensure that the encapsulation is fit for purpose. The most common methods of encapsulation are mechanical, elastomeric coatings, penetration encapsulates or water-based epoxy resin, the method used will depend largely on the type of product you will need to encapsulate.
Some final thoughts on encapsulation, if you have asbestos that was encapsulated before 2012, you should perhaps have it inspected again, just to ensure that the work carried out is up to the current codes and practises as laid out in Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Safeline Environmental can inspect all encapsulation works and are experts in asbestos management.