Asbestos facade - what is the danger?

Since 1993, asbestos has been banned in all building materials in general. Since it was known since the early seventies that asbestos causes cancer. A long period, therefore, in which many façade panels were still used in which asbestos was processed. What danger there is today, we show here.

facade beautification

The facade panels, which are still attached to many houses, not only contain some asbestos, but are also in most cases now very ugly. The panels, which were actually used to beautify the facades, are not looking so good today. Most lichen and Moses grow on the slightly porous surface.

In addition, the asbestos panels at the junction edges have bent slightly, and even once a stone decor was visible, it is now clear that these are simply facade panels.

Refurbish or dispose of?

Since you have little opportunity to work up the old panels on your façade, you will probably have to hire a company to dispose of it. In an attempt to work up the plates, the surface of the plates would be scratched, releasing the damaging fibers. Since these fibers are invisible to the human eye, the danger is often underestimated by DIYers.

Dispose of small quantities

If your façade cladding is just a small demarcated area with small, handy plates, then you can use the appropriate protective equipment to pack the plates themselves into the appropriate Big Packs and bring them to the landfill. However, it is important to inquire how much landfill material your asbestos-containing material receives from your local landfill.

Fully clad building

If your house has been completely clad with large asbestos panels, unfortunately, you must hire a specialist company with the disposal. The company then expertly disassembles the plates and wraps them in foil. Previously, the plates are usually moistened so that the loose asbestos parts can not get into the environment.

Tips & Tricks

If you really have a larger amount of asbestos-containing material, you should ask your local Environmental Agency how you should behave and which companies should be allowed to dispose of it.