Asbestos EncapsulationThe commonly available encapsulation methods are:
- Mechanical Encapsulation E.g. by use of board or sheet materials and simply painting with domestic paint. Normally board or sheet materials should not be fixed through the asbestos material. However, if the assessment shows that the best method for mechanical protection requires screw fixing through the asbestos material, appropriate controls should be put in place to minimise fibre release and spread of contamination
- High Build Elastomeric Coating A liquid encapsulant applied in several layers suitable for encapsulation of sprayed coatings, insulation, boards, etc. (such as ‘Idenden ET150’). These encapsulants can provide impact resistance as well as elasticity, especially when incorporating a reinforcing membrane, e.g. calico cloth or scrim. Correctly applied to asbestos applications, these encapsulants may provide up to 20 years of life if undisturbed. Manufacturer's instructions should be followed.
- Penetrating Encapsulants Suitable for encapsulation of sprayed coatings, insulation, boards, etc. (such as ‘Incorez’ or ‘Serpiflex’). Spray applied encapsulants are available which will penetrate friable ACMs. Such encapsulants have many advantages over other forms, but their application must follow manufacturers' instructions for effective results.
- Water Based Epoxy Resins These are available with chopped strand mat (glass fibre) and provide high impact resistance and an easily cleanable surface (such as ‘3M Scotchkote’ encapsulant).
Where we work
We offer our asbestos removal services throughout the South East of England. Including East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, London, Essex, Hampshire and further afield.