This house has a central furnace for heating,and the hot air was piped to the rooms through big pipes insulated with asbestos covering. (House built in 1927.)
Asbestos fibers are carcinogenic. But the real estate lady said all you have to do is encapsulate the pipes, glue plastic covering over the surfaces.
That done, and the basement cleaned up. what about the crawl space?
That is, outside of the basement which only is under about 1/4 of the house, the pipes ran over the dry crumbled earth under the floors.
Do we need to assume that asbestos fibers have shed off the pipes over the years, and are mingled with the dirt? And if so, how would you deal with that (dig out the dirt; cover it with more dirt; …)?
And, how dangerous is the stuff anyway?