During the 1950s, a material called asbestos was the material of choice for vinyl floor tile, VAT, linoleum, vinyl sheet goods, transite pipe, transite siding, transite roofing, duct work, stucco, texturecoat, drywall, acoustic ceiling, popcorn ceiling, plaster, lath and plaster, buttonboard, fireproofing, mastic, pipe covering, mag piping, mag block, and other product forms.
Its rot-resistant and fire-resistant properties, durability, affordability and ease of use make it the popular choice in construction materials. It was highly flexible and used on everything from roofs, sidings, shingles and floor tiles to piping and ceilings of houses. It wasn’t until the early ‘70s that the federal government placed a moratorium on asbestos. Undisturbed, asbestos does not pose a threat. It is considered a hazardous material when the fibers become airborne, be it from a remodel, fire, natural disaster or some other event, that the fibers can be inhaled into the lungs.
Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) are regulated in public and commercial buildings by federal and state laws in Texas. Prior to any potential disturbance , a licensed consulting firm must survey the building for asbestos content.
Any Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) identified to contain greater than 1% must be handled by the guidelines outlined by the federal, state, and local agencies.
Building Abatement Demolition Co., Inc. also known as BAD Company, Inc. specializes in the proper removal and disposal of ACM and is licensed in both abatement and transport of such material.