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90% of any job is proper preparation. Sounds to me like you have a really poor base to start with. You cannot simply cover it up and hope for a good outcome. Although it will be a lot of work. I think you should take the time and expend the effort to strip this down to the sub-flooring or maybe even the floor joists and install the flooring properly. If ...


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Asbestos was mostly used to insulate pipes, not walls. Asbestos is very easy to recognize if you look at pictures on the internet. It is like bundles of very fine, hair-like fibers that look they are made of glass. They crinkle. If they bend smoothly they are not asbestos. Asbestos fibers crinkle. If you see a plasters (or fabric) with fine, clear bundles ...


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If you don't remove asbestos for a living, the realistic impact of one removal job on you is low. Due diligence: use boiling water to loosen the adhesive and to give any dust something to stick to. Use a respirator intended for asbestos, put up dust barriers and when removal is complete, thoroughly ventilate the area and you'll be fine. If you're really ...


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I asked a related question here some time ago. I was told that (a) the safest way to take these up was to heat them and the adhesive so they could be lifted without breaking, and that (b) encapsulating them under another floor was an entirely reasonable approach. Asbestos is not automatically a hazard if it isnt experiencing wear and shedding fibers, just as ...



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