I did an inspection on a block and beam structure last week that had a bad perimeter beam that most likely needs to be replaced along with other foundation work. An asbestos-like siding had been applied over the old wood ship lap siding and it extended low to the ground. So low in fact that it blocked most of the crawl space ventilation and access. I advised the client to have the siding tested for asbestos before anyone messed with it.
The lab report mentioned the presence of asbestos Chrysotile - 20%
Asbestos is present. My advice to the client is to have a certified asbestos removal company deal with the siding that needs to be removed to facilitate the repair of the foundation.
Is there anything else here that needs attention or that I need to inform my client of?