Perhaps one of the most important considerations when creating any human-inhabited space, whether it’s a land-based building or the international space station, is safety. Fire stopping is the art of creating and renewing the fire rating designed for a particular space. By dividing an area into fire compartments, it is possible to passively limit the spread of fire, smoke, and flue gasses throughout a building. Carefully implementing firestopping features helps to protect the lives of those working and living in a given space, prevents property damage, and hopefully allows any operations to remain functional.
Inspections and Maintenance.
Within your space, it’s easy to accidentally create penetration through a fire stopping feature. A renovation as small as adding a cable tray that leads throughout your offices between several rooms could impact your fire rating. Initial fire rating features may also degrade with time. Because of this, it’s important to have your space’s firestopping annually inspected in order to meet International Firestopping standards. If deficiencies are found, they must be repaired with manufacturer approved systems. The team at Westcal is here to help bring your building back up to its initial fire rating.
One Stop Specialists.
The experts at Westcal Insulation pride themselves on providing General Contractors with firestop specialists capable of handling every project. Our experienced team is associated with the FCIA, and we can handle all scopes of firestopping. Place firestopping responsibilities into the hands of one specialist contractor rather than multiple experts to better coordinate your project.
Our team can help you with:
- Through and blank penetration firestopping
- Wall perimeter
- Curtain wall and other joint firestopping
- Cable tray and special penetrations
- Special structural expansion joints requiring a fire rating
- And more!
From traffic tunnels to submarines, proper firestopping saves lives. Whether you’re looking for a specialist team to contract firestopping to, need an inspection on your building, or are inviting bids for your project, Westcal Insulation is ready to help. Contact us today.