Encapsulation can be a more cost-effective alternative to removal, particularly where the attributes of the original application can be maintained. If for example an asbestos insulation board has been installed as a fire break and is removed then the firebreak will need to be replaced with a non-asbestos alternative which will have a cost associated with it. Encapsulation, on the other hand, would see the original installation maintained with no additional cost beyond the encapsulation. Encapsulation is only an effective option if the ACM is in good condition, is not likely to become detached from the substrate that it was fixed to and is not likely to become wet.
It is important to remember that after encapsulation the ACM will remain and that encapsulation will only serve to provide protection to the ACM. If it likely that the ACM could or will be disturbed, whether intentionally or not, then removal should be considered.
Asbestos encapsulation is more cost-effective than asbestos removal and prices depend on the scale of the job. At Decontaminate, we have delivered successful asbestos encapsulation on small domestic sites as well as large-scale, multi-million-pound commercial projects. If you would like a quote, get in contact today.
Asbestos Encapsulation stops asbestos fibres being released into the air, meaning they can’t be breathed in and cause damage. If encapsulation has been carried out successfully, the asbestos-containing material should be safe – although should still be handled with care.