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Fireproofing a construction site is important. Whether you are working on a new construction project or a major renovation project, your worksite must comply with safety regulations and codes in force. One of the many types of codes and regulations that you must comply with involve fire safety. There are codes in place that require you to implement specific safety measures in your worksite. Complying with these codes is important, but you may not understand what the codes are or how to comply with them. By working with a firestop installer, you can enjoy a full-service experience that outsources this task to one company.
One aspect of service that you can enjoy by working with a firestop contractor involves firestopping services. This type of service includes the installation of new firestop systems in a construction site. A contractor can review the rated and wall barrier joint seals and firestops, and he can provide a corrective action plan if needed to ensure the project is code compliant. The action plan may include sealing large or unconventional openings, extending a wall that does not extend fully to the floor of the story above it, adding firestop features to slab edges and curtain walls and more.
A reputable firestop contractor can also assist with fireproofing measures. These measures may include the installation of UL-approved dry fiberboard, the removal of defective materials, steel preparation and more. In addition, the installation of cement-based materials, intumescent paints and other materials may be completed.
Understanding the codes and regulations in place is a first step to fireproofing a construction site, and this step can be complicated in itself. A firestop contractor can assist with identifying code issues in your project, and he or she can develop a remediation plan and make the corrective improvements to ensure your project complies with codes and regulations.