What Should Be Done About Asbestos In My Business?

If you think asbestos may be in your business, do not panic!  Usually the best thing is to LEAVE asbestos material that is in good condition ALONE.  Generally, material in good condition will not release asbestos fibers. A material with more than 1% asbestos fibers is considered positive for asbestos. These Asbestos Containing Material, ACM, …

What Should Be Done About Asbestos In The Home?

If you think asbestos may be in your home, do not panic! Usually the best thing is to LEAVE asbestos material that is in good condition ALONE. Generally, material in good condition will not release asbestos fibers. A material with more than 1% asbestos fibers is considered positive for asbestos. These Asbestos Containing Material, ACM, …

What is Transite Siding?

Transite originated as trade name that The Johns-Manville Corporation created for a line of asbestos-cement products, including boards and pipes. In time it became something of a generic term for other companies’ similar asbestos-cement products, and later an even more generic term for a hard, fireproof composite material, fiber cement boards, typically used in wall …

Vermiculite

VERMICULITE – Commercial name was Zonolite Vermiculite is a natural mineral that expands with the application of heat. The expansion process is called exfoliation and it is routinely accomplished in purpose-designed commercial furnaces. Vermiculite is formed by weathering or hydrothermal alteration of biotite or phlogopite. Large commercial vermiculite mines currently exist in South Africa, China, …

Asbestos

Asbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring, fibrous silicate minerals mined for their useful properties such as thermal insulation, chemical and thermal stability, and high tensile strength. Asbestos is commonly used as an acoustic insulator, thermal insulation, fire proofing and in other building materials. Many products are in use today that …