Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals made up of thin, microscopic fibers. Asbestos offers heat and chemical resistance, fireproofing and strength. As a result, asbestos was a popular additive to a variety of products. Individuals exposed to asbestos face health risks including cancer and other illnesses.

  1. Actinolite
  2. Amosite
  3. Anthophyllite
  4. Chrysotile
  5. Crocidolite
  6. Tremolite

Asbestos has been used in building materials in the United States for years, mainly due to its strength, durability and ability to withstand high temperatures. These qualities are ideal for roofing, siding and piping to provide insulation, fire protection and strength against weathering.

Products with Asbestos (general guide):

  • Cement Pipes
  • Elevator Brake Shoes
  • Cement Wallboard
  • HVAC Duct Insulation
  • Cement Siding
  • Boiler Insulation
  • Asphalt Floor Tile
  • Breaching Insulation