Abatement by Encasement: Safeguarding People while Saving MoneyTM

Reasons to Choose SAFE Encasement

Reasons to Choose SAFE Encasement

  1. Significantly Reduces Downtime: Encasement of asbestos is typically completed iin 10 to 30% of the time needed for removal, replacement and drying of new fireproofing insulation, thereby minimizing downtime, relocation expenses and avoiding costly shut down expenses for owners of buildings or operating facilities. Significant savings in time and associated expenses are also realized when abating lead-based paint by encasement or using encasement during mold remediation actions.
  2. Faster and Safer: SAFE Encasement products contain “low or zero VOC’s” and require minimal surface preparation. Little or no disturbance of fibers (asbestos or fiber-glass) or lead-containing materials. SAFE Encasement materials adhere tenaciously, adding flexible strength and a protective barrier that encloses and isolates the hazardous surfaces.
  3. Much Less Costly: Remediation or abatement by encasement typically costs 50 to 80% less than the cost of lead paint or asbestos removal and replacement. Encasement reduces the removal and replacement costs for contaminated building materials during mold remediation, by encasing physically sound building materials that otherwise would need to be removed.
  4. Reliability and Protection: Encasement coatings can be applied directly over many hazardous surfaces as they stabilize and seal the hazardous surface in-place, encasing (enclosing) without disturbing these dangerous materials, while assuring a weather-tight surface with field-proven long-term performance.
  5. Lowers Disposal Costs and Liability: One of the ongoing problems with removal and disposal methods is that the owner is always liable for the toxic materials regardless of where and how they are disposed of. A properly applied SAFE Encasement System can eliminate the owner’s cradle to grave liability by encasing these hazardous materials in-place behind a seamless, flexible, durable protective jacket. Additional examples of hazards where encasement has been successfully used are arsenic, mercury, PCB’s, and contaminated fiberglass.
  6. Suitable for Many Surfaces: Wood, plaster, cementitious, and metal surfaces containing asbestos and/or lead paint are stabilized, sealed and safely preserved without adversely affecting the fireproof rating of the material being encased. Exterior or interior walls, ceilings or siding with cracked and flaking, peeling paint surfaces are refurbished and refinished, restoring appearance and esthetics to historical surfaces and structures. Badly corroded metal surfaces can be encased with a long-lasting encasement system without the customary sandblasting.
  7. Adds Weatherization and Insulation Qualities: A finished encasement system adds significant value to the property being abated, as encasement adds weatherization qualities that meet Federal Weatherization Standards (passed Federal Spec TT-C-555B Wind-Driven-Rain Tests). A properly installed encasement coating system creates a water vapor retarder film with a perm at 0.6, at a much lower cost than de- construction, installation of a poly film layer, and reconstruction. Encasement also reduces sound migration while preserving or enhancing thermal insulation properties as UV is reflected.
  8. Safe and Easy to Apply: Worker training is greatly reduced because encasement coating products are non-toxic, easy to apply and safe to use. Clean-up is with water, the finish coat can be supplied in virtually any color, and all encased surfaces can be over-painted with quality water-based paints.
  9. Improves Air Quality: Installing a SAFE Encasement system without disturbing hazardous fibers and dust results in cleaner Indoor Air Quality and a healthier working or living environment. The remediation and prevention of mold and mildew development on both new and old surfaces is achieved with a coating that does not contain a pesticide (mildewcide) in most cases, thereby avoiding potential allergic reactions of building occupants to pesticides such as those used in some mildew-resistant encapsulants.
  10. Limited Warranty: All properly applied SAFE Encasement products can be covered by a 5, 10 or 20-year limited warranty.