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Univ. of Minnesota (room) – Minneapolis, MN

Asbestos Abatement – Case History

Property:

University of Minnesota

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Challenge:

The exposed ceiling in a prominent storage area was coated with fireproofing that contained asbestos fibers. This area was scheduled for future renovation and the client had concerns about how well encased fireproofing would accommodate these plans. Unique to this situation was the fact that there also existed a coating of Lead-Based Paint (LBP) that had been applied over portions of the Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) fireproofing.

Solution:

The licensed ACM workers at the University of Minnesota installed the SAFE Encasement System. They first applied SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer (primer) that was air-less spray applied at 16-20 wet mils thickness. The primer was allowed to dry overnight, then 18-20 wet mils of SE-120 Protective-Skin was applied over the dried SE-110. The final encasement system cured to a total thickness of over 18 dry mils, with much of the primer penetrating the LBP and ACM fireproofing.