Abatement by Encasement: Safeguarding People while Saving MoneyTM

Univ. of Minnesota (bldg.) – Minneapolis, MN

Asbestos Abatement – Case History

Property:

University of Minnesota, Crop Service Building

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Challenge:

The paint on the exterior of a University of Minnesota building with several thousand square feet of corrugated steel siding was in badly deteriorated condition. Normal sampling for Lead-Based Paint turned up negative, but to their surprise, the paint was an Asbestos Containing Material (ACM).

Solution:

Surface preparation consisted of wet wiping the areas with extremely loose paint or excessive dirt. SE-110-CI Penetrating-Stabilizer (primer with Corrosion Inhibitors) was spray applied directly over the deteriorated paint at 10-12 wet mils and allowed to dry overnight. SE-110-CI penetrates this brittle surface and dries to a clear tacky flexible film. SE-120 Protective-Skin was spray applied at 10-12 wet mils. Use of this SAFE Encasement System safely mitigates the hazardous, chalky, brittle properties of the deteriorated paint.