Firestopping is a protective layer used to prevent heat from entering through cracks or openings in walls and ceilings. It is a key component of any structural fire safety plan, as it helps prevent flames from spreading into your home by stopping the spread of heat along pre-existing cracks or holes in your building materials. Firestopping is most effective when installed correctly, as it’s designed to fill gaps caused by construction imperfections such as plumbing pipes, electrical wires and studs.
Firestopping can be used on its own or combined with other types of insulation like spray foam insulation or fiberglass batt insulation. It can also be used along with other methods like spray foam insulation and fiberglass batt insulation to make sure that the entire structure is protected against heat leakage.
Firestopping In Toronto
Firestopping is the process of removing combustible materials from a building to prevent fire spread. The primary purpose of firestopping is to reduce the impact of a fire on adjoining structures, but it may also be used to restrict the spread of fire and smoke by sealing off openings in walls, ceilings and floors.
Firestopping is commonly performed in buildings where there is a high probability of fire or where there are no firewalls or sprinklers. Firestopping may be necessary in residential or commercial buildings because it protects against an explosion caused by build-up of flammable vapors between floors, walls or ceilings. Firestop assemblies may include gas barrier membranes, foam insulation, fiberglass batt insulation and other materials.