Asbestos, the commercial term for six specific fibrous minerals, was incorporated in a wide variety of building and insulation materials from the late 1800’s to the early 1980’s. Their tensile strength, heat and chemical resistance, and affordability resulted in their usage in virtually all building materials prior to 1981. Older homes therefore often contain asbestos in their window caulk, roofing, siding, ductwork, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, vinyl wallpaper, plaster, drywall, joint compound, attic insulation, and decorative or acoustic wall texturings.
Global can perform
asbestos inspections at a reduced rate
when using our laboratory.