Sealing and Repair
Basement Abatement & Repair
Basement Abatement and Repair can help protect your basement and your family from asbestos. Radon Mitigation and Basement Waterproofing have a synergistic relationship. Repair is the process of either sealing the asbestos material or covering the asbestos material. With any of the repairs we do, the asbestos will remain in its current place.
Covering involves placing some material over or around the asbestos area to help prevent the release of fibers into your home. A common example is covering an insulated pipe with a protective wrap or jacket.
Persistent asbestos, dampness, and microbial growth on interior surfaces and in building structures should be avoided or minimized, as they may lead to adverse health effects.
We often use perimeter drains as critical components of our mitigation systems to enhance pressure field extension and ensure good airflow throughout the entire affected basement area. The benefit of this is two-fold: (1) indoor radon levels are reduced and (2) the damp perimeter drain and area beneath the slab are dried-out and vented to the exterior of the home, resulting in an immediate improvement in indoor air quality.
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Sealing or encapsulation is a process that involves treating the material with a sealant that either binds directly to asbestos fibers together or coats the materials so fibers are not released. Pipe, furnace, and boiler insulation, which are usually located in the basement, are repaired using these methods.
This process should only be handled by professionals who are trained to handle asbestos safely.