Today we associate asbestos with hazardous materials, cancer, and other negative things, but this wasn’t always the case. Anyone who owns a building built or remodeled before the 1980s or 1990s can easily find themselves with asbestos in many places throughout their home or business. Today we’re going to look at how this came to be and what was the tipping point for asbestos to turn from a wonder material into a hazardous construction material. [Read more…] about Why Was Asbestos Used in Buildings?
Asbestos has seen a lot of use in both residential and commercial buildings, for its insulating, flame-retardant, and sometimes soundproofing properties. It’s also been used as a binding agent and can be found even in cement. Today we’ll go over the most common places to find asbestos, as well as the types used in home and business construction. [Read more…] about What Parts of a Building is Asbestos Found In?