Asbestos water absorption testing has now been added to our services section of the website. This is an important test as it allows us to tell you whether the ACM needs to be removed under licensed conditions, or if non-licensed is sufficient. The cost difference between a licensed and non-licensed job is considerable, so it’s always worth getting a water absorption test completed if saving money is a priority.
Asbestos cement (AC) is a material which is made up from a mixture of chrysotile and cement, which will absorb less than 30% water by weight, when in a dry state. Asbestos insulating board (AIB) typically has a much lower density than asbestos cement products, and will usually absorb a lot more water (≥30%) compared to AC products.
For more information on the specifics of water absorption testing, please visit our enquiry page here.