Damp-Proof Course and Felt Flashings
Strips and sheets of bitumen felt with asbestos added for strength have been used to improve the waterproof integrity of the footings of older buildings. In normal service the material is very stable and fibre release is unlikely. Therefore, under present legislation, does not need to be replaced but can be managed ’in situ’. In the event of refurbishment involving the dismantling of the buildings, the contractor should be advised of the asbestos content. If the felt is removed for disposal, it should not be broken up or burnt which may liberate asbestos fibres into the atmosphere.