Due to its heat and fire resistant properties one of the widest uses for asbestos was roofing, in particular roofs of large commercial/industrial buildings. Unaware of the dangers of asbestos, it was used widely in cement roofing sheet right up to the 1970s when restrictions limited the use of asbestos until further legislation banned it all together.
We are now faced with a growing problem, those asbestos roofs built in the early 20th century are becoming damaged, aged and starting to leak. Many peoples first thought is to reroof and remove the asbestos all together. Unfortunately this is a complex and expensive process causing massive disruption to your business. By using the externally applied Impervius spray applied system we are able to counteract all these issues.
Firstly, the removal of asbestos is incredibly complex; heavily regulated and extremely dangerous. Impervius eliminates all this danger by sealing the roof externally and leaving the asbestos undisturbed.Reroofing is not only expensive to do but down time can cost your business even more money than you first anticipated. Impervius is not only less expensive than reroofing it is also an external application which allows work to continue in the building below with no to minimal disruption, saving any potential loses from having to shut down for a period of time.
A few of the many benefits:
- – Zero Factory Down-Time
- – Planning Permission Not Required
- – HSE Recommend Leaving Asbestos in Place
- – More Cost Effective than Re-Roofing
- – Safer Than Disturbing the Asbestos by Removing it