TSW is the one product needed for all asbestos requirements including encapsulation.
Why is encapsulation the answer to the asbestos problem? There are three reasons, from a total environmental standpoint, to encapsulate rather than remove asbestos:
- Encapsulation is more effective. It can completely penetrate and bridge all types of surfaces. Asbestos cannot be entirely removed, since airborne fibres remain long after removal. Further, asbestos, if properly contained, provides excellent insulation.
- Encapsulation is safe, easy and quick. It presents no hazard to workers or occupants. Removal, on the other hand, is arduous, time consuming and hazardous, since airborne particles are an ever present danger. Abatement work still requires at least one treatment of encapsulation once the asbestos has been removed.
- Encapsulation is cost effective. The cost of encapsulation is 10-20% of the cost of removal.
Asbestos itself is not a problem, nor is removal the answer. It is exposure to asbestos fibres that presents the hazard, and encapsulation provides the solution.