Our highly-skilled and continually trained workforce is at the forefront of firestopping.
Firestopping systems — also known as passive fire protection systems — save lives by inhibiting the spread of fire through containment.
Through standardized and proper design, installation, inspection and maintenance, Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry professionals are the most capable and qualified workers to install firestopping systems.
Passive firestopping systems are part of the very structure of the buildings in which they are used. After they are installed, firestopping materials are always present in the building and do not rely on any type of mechanical device to properly perform their function
They were developed to produce a compartmented space where fire from outside the compartment will not enter the protected area.
Fire barriers surround the compartment, while all penetrations, gaps, and joints in the assembly are sealed with tested and classified materials to maintain the integrity of the rated wall and floor systems.
In short, firestopping consists of creating compartmentalization so that fire can be isolated, controlled, and consequently extinguished in a rapid manner.
A compartmented space is composed of various tested and classified products that when installed and maintained properly prevent the passage of fire, air, smoke and high temperature between the compartments of a building structure.