Asbestos was widely and frequently used in many different construction materials, some of which might surprise you. Here are some of the common materials contaminated by asbestos:
Adhesives – roofing sealant, duct tape, furnace cement, construction mastic, etc.
Insulation – acoustic tiles, loose-fill insulation, spray-on insulation, etc.
Fireproofing – tile, grout, mortar, etc.
The Capital Region District (CRD) has created this list of materials that potentially pose an asbestos risk. Pre-approval is required to dispose of them at the Hartland Landfill:
Drywall with joint compound/mud
Plaster and textured surface coats
Vinyl floor tiles
Paper-backed vinyl/linoleum/sheet flooring
Mastics (applied adhesives)
Grout, mortar, levelling compound
Paper-backed fiberglass/rock wool insulation
Vermiculite, blown-in/loose insulation
Ducting insulation, duct wrap, ductwork
Octagonal/hexagonal multi-layered roofing shingles, roofing felt
Furnace or boiler materials
Artificial fireplaces and kilns
Cement board, Transite board, fibreboard