Asbestos refers to a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that are commonly comprised of very long, thin, fibrous crystals. The use of Asbestos for building and manufacturing became extremely popular in the late 19th century when it was discovered to have incredible resistance to heat, electrical and chemical damage, as well as high sound absorption and tensile strength.
Asbestos is now considered to be highly toxic, causing serious lung disease and cancer. It’s use is totally banned in Europe, but in spite of a serious attempt on the part of the EPA to ban Asbestos use in 1989, it is still added to a variety of building materials, such as roofing, vinyl tile and imported cement pipe and corrugated sheeting.
Structures built prior to 1975 are of particular concern, since before that date Asbestos was used in a wide variety of building materials including, but not limited to, insulation, gypsum wallboard, joint compounds, patching and spackling compounds, sheet vinyl, textured acoustic ceiling tiles, and roof shingles.
DCI specializes in the abatement and remediation of asbestos from occupied buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities, power plants, and other facilities where priority must be given to maintaining ongoing operations. We create a detailed protocol that takes into consideration the client’s concerns and daily schedule. Assessment of every project is based on the most cost effective and efficient levels in the industry with priority being placed on minimizing downtime and inconvenience to occupants.
Our comprehensive approach includes: