In some instances, the best course of action after finding asbestos cement sheeting is demolition. DIY asbestos removal isn’t enough for some folks; the whole thing has to go.
Usually, this occurs because a demolition was scheduled already. The need for professionals that know how to remove asbestos and have the right gear is just a complication.
A good demolition crew is going to have asbestos bags and other gear handy, especially when dealing with an older structure.
Asbestos Removal Perth can conduct large-scale demolitions, but also accommodates smaller-sized projects. We have experience in demolishing residential and commercial structures, handling both the tearing down and the disposal of all materials – including asbestos cement sheeting.
Homes built before 1985 have roof sheeting and capping made of asbestos. Fences and sheds will also be made of the same material, identifiable by their cement capping instead of metal ones found in later materials.
Asbestos cement sheeting is a common facet of walls from older homes. These would be placed behind the main wall, to provide insulation.
Some flexible building boards and imitation brick cladding are also made of asbestos or may contain asbestos fibres.
Telecommunications pits from before 1985 lined with the fibres are common.
Vinyl tiles also contain asbestos. This situation is most common in Queensland but is not unheard of in Perth or other parts of Australia. These contain a tightly bonded asbestos fibre matrix and are glued directly to the floor.
In some instances, the glue itself contains asbestos.
When spotting asbestos, remember that if it crumbles, it is dangerous. Even non-friable asbestos cement sheeting can deteriorate over time. Professional contractors such as Arca or Asbestos Removal Perth advise that these be treated no differently from friable asbestos.