ASBESTOS
ABATEMENT

Asbestos poses a significant health risk. As leaders in the industry, we provide innovative solutions for asbestos abatement and encapsulation.

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WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was widely used in construction due to its strength, resistance to chemicals, non-combustibility, and thermal properties. Once considered a “magic mineral”, asbestos is now known to be a dangerous carcinogen and its use is banned in most industrialized nations.

Asbestos-containing materials become dangerous when they are disturbed or when they disintegrate. As the crystalline structure of the asbestos-containing material breaks down, millions of microscopic fibers become airborne and are inhaled.

Over time, exposure to the asbestos fibers can cause a variety of serious conditions including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.

WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was widely used in construction due to its strength, resistance to chemicals, non-combustibility, and thermal properties. Once considered a “magic mineral”, asbestos is now known to be a dangerous carcinogen and its use is banned in most industrialized nations.

Asbestos-containing materials become dangerous when they are disturbed or when they disintegrate. As the crystalline structure of the asbestos-containing material breaks down, millions of microscopic fibers become airborne and are inhaled.

Over time, exposure to the asbestos fibers can cause a variety of serious conditions including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.

WHY CHOOSE ASBEX?

At Asbex, we take safety and compliance very seriously. We invest heavily in advanced training programs for all of our staff and workers. Our asbestos technicians are trained to a standard that meets and exceeds all Provincial and Federal standards. Our highly trained technicians are able to complete difficult projects in a timely manner.

Our top-quality services have allowed us to develop a high level of expertise in abatement services. Having successfully completed over 10,000 projects in the last 20 years, Asbex is committed to excellence.

WHY CHOOSE ASBEX?

At Asbex, we take safety and compliance very seriously. We invest heavily in advanced training programs for all of our staff and workers. Our asbestos technicians are trained to a standard that meets and exceeds all Provincial and Federal standards. Our highly trained technicians are able to complete difficult projects in a timely manner.

Our top-quality services have allowed us to develop a high level of expertise in abatement services. Having successfully completed over 10,000 projects in the last 20 years, Asbex is committed to excellence.

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT SERVICES

Plasterboard, Sheetrock Mud, Gypsum Compound, Tapers Mud, Mud

Asbestos-containing Drywall Joint Compound is common in many buildings in Canada. Asbestos fibers were commonly mixed onsite into the drywall mud, and content may vary significantly from location to location within the same structure.

Stippled Ceiling, Stipple, Stipple Coat

Stippled, commonly referred to as “popcorn ceilings” are a common form of asbestos found in many older facilities and homes. Building occupants must take special care not to inadvertently damage the surface finish, which may be even more brittle over time, and release asbestos fibers.

Acoustic Plaster, Exterior Stucco, Lath and Plaster, Fox and Barret

Interior plasters and exterior stucco have in the past been mixed on-site or in-plant to include various concentrations of asbestos fibers. Plaster in particular often exhibits wide variations in asbestos concentrations

Asbestos Sealing, Asbestos Management

Abatement, or the removal of asbestos, is generally the long goal of most facilities. Encapsulation of asbestos-containing materials is often an important strategy. Encapsulation can be immediately applied to mitigate risk and used as part of a comprehensive Asbestos Management Plant.

Drop Ceiling Tiles

The ubiquitous acoustic tile found in so many office buildings and facilities was often formulated with asbestos fibers.

Pipe fitting insulation, Mechanical Insulation, thermal pipe fitting, duct insulation, thermal insulation

Asbestos was used extensively to insulate and fireproof pipe sections and elbows in various facilities and some homes. Asbestos found on mechanical insulation tends to be of higher concentration and of more dangerous forms of asbestos

Asbestos Concrete Siding, Fibre Cement Siding, Transite Board, Transite Panel, Transite Shingles, Roofing Felt

Various cementitious products including transite siding and shingles have previously been manufactured to contain asbestos fibers into the formulation of the product.

Zonolite

Vermiculite was previously sold under a number of brands including Zonolite, as attic and wall insulation. The problem with this vermiculite was that it was contaminated with asbestos fibers due to where and how it was mined. The material was installed extensively as part of government energy retrofit programs into numerous homes.

Spray fireproofing, firestop

Spray fireproofing often incorporated asbestos fibers as a primary ingredient in the product formulation. Taking advantage of the fire and mechanical properties of the fibers, this often high concentration material must be removed with care

Black Mastic, Acm, Asbestos Insulation, Asbestos-containing Debris, Asbestos Dust, Asbestos Containing Caulking, Parging Cement, Texture Finish, Vinyl Asbestos Tile, Asbestos Flooring, Vinyl Floor Tile

The range of building and manufactured products that contained asbestos is incredibly wide. Products ranging from insulation, cementitious, decorative, floor tiles, and many more incorporated asbestos into their manufacturing in various concentrations.