Company Overview

SAFE Encasement Systems (SES) is a leading manufacturer of protective coating systems that help solve health and safety issues. Founded by John W. Thoburn, P.E. in 1997, SES is committed to providing our clients with proven, state-of-the-art solutions for safe, effective and affordable abatement solutions. SES has provided environmentally safe encasement systems to homes, schools, hospitals, historic buildings, government facilities, commercial and industrial sites throughout the USA and Canada.

In recent years, more and more people have come to realize that the quality of the air we breathe can largely determine our personal health and well-being. There have been many examples of materials being used in the construction of pre-1978 homes and buildings that, over time, have proven to be a threat to our personal health and safety, as well as to our environment. In determining options to solve these challenges, the Federal Government established, published and applied Federal-Standards for effective abatement methods. The four approved abatement methods are: a) total removal and replacement, b) enclosure, c) encapsulation and d) encasement. Of these four accepted abatement solutions; encasement is the one that is less disruptive, meaning that the process of installing an encasement system over these obsolete building surfaces, can be done without disturbing toxic dusts or fibers. Encasement can also save the end user 50% to 80% versus other abatement methods, and can often be completed in one-third of the time.

SES provides exceptional solutions through our custom designed encasement protective-coating systems that help make an environment a safer and healthier place to live and/or work. Our environmentally safe encasement systems help to effectively resolve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) concerns and health and safety issues, such as: mold and mildew, corrosion, fiber-release (fiber-glass or asbestos), lead-based paint and various other hazardous surfaces.

From small beginnings, SES has grown to include distribution centers in 6 states and Canada. We can ship overseas from either the East or West Coast. Temperature-controlled shipping arrangements are available, allowing us to safely transport our water-based materials in virtually any weather, any time of the year. Our team of regional distributors and qualified sales engineers and representatives are here to help by providing information and on-site visits, if needed.

John W. Thoburn, founder of SAFE Encasement Systems, summarizes, “Our goal is to help solve today’s environmental concerns in the safest, most effective and affordable way possible, without creating any new environmental challenges.” By providing prompt and professional service, while providing encasement systems that meet or exceed safety standards and contribute to the protection of people and the environment, SAFE Encasement Systems is doing just that.