• sandhya became a registered member 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    • Thanks for the post about the house – you will need to see the holes- Real estate agents tend to understate the problem- if it is just a couple of small holes then they just need sealing or patching. If its big holes with sheeting debris this may be a bigger problem. All houses built in the 1970s in Australia will have some type of asbestos in them – unless its been specifically removed its what builders used. If its asbestos cement sheeting then you need to keep damaging it for it to keep releasing asbestos fibres- like sanding or drilling. There would have been a fibre release when the damage was done but generally asbestos cement sheet doesn’t keep giving off asbestos unless its being further broken up – like hail & wind to roof or fencing. Asbestos is another part of real estate where you manage the risk, but it can also offer opportunity if everyone else is scared off.