Commercial Firestopping in Round Rock & Austin, TX

Though fires may be infrequent or even rare in modern commercial buildings, it is still important for every commercial facility in the Austin area to have adequate fire protection solutions installed. This includes firestopping, which helps contain fires in a single area, allowing building occupants more time to evacuate.

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At Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, we can help make your Austin business safer by ensuring it has all the firestopping necessary to meet modern code requirements. We offer commercial firestopping and fireproofing services, as well as commercial insulation, waterproofing and more. Our company has served the Austin area since 1982, and our team is dedicated to the safety of your business.

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Does your Austin business have the firestopping it needs to create a safe environment for visitors and staff? Call 512-873-7133 or contact us online to speak with our experts at Alpha today.

What Is Firestopping & Why Is it Important?

Firestopping materials like fire blankets, caulk and mortar are designed to keep possible fires contained in as few rooms as possible. It prevents flames, smoke and gases from traveling through voids in walls, gaps around windows and doors or penetrations made for pipes, cables and ductwork.

By limiting the spread of the fire, the people in the building have more time to escape, and damage can be more successfully contained until firefighters arrive.

Firestopping is usually found in locations like:

  • Voids in wall cavities
  • Where walls meet ceilings or floors
  • Curtain walls around slab foundations
  • Expansion joints between concrete structures
  • Doors, windows and other openings in fire-rated walls
  • Penetrations for pipes, cables, ducts, flues and more

Firestopping is part of a larger fire protection system for commercial buildings. Active and passive measures are required by code, with fire alarms, fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems and similar equipment actively protecting the building from fire.

Passive measures like firestopping prevent the spread of fire while fireproofing increases the amount of time structural components like beams and columns can be exposed to fire before they fail.

Call 512-873-7133 or contact our experts online to learn more about the role firestopping plays in protecting your Austin business.

Our UL-Certified Firestopping Services in Georgetown, Round Rock & Austin, TX

When you need an expert to install the best firestopping solutions for your business in the Austin area, talk to our Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing team. We offer several high-performance firestopping products for your commercial facility, including:

  • Caulks and sealants: Designed to stop the movement of smoke, gases and flames, our caulks and sealants can effectively seal pipe and cable penetrations, doors, windows and more.
  • Mortars: Designed to seal concrete and joints between concrete and other surfaces, our mortars are made from heat-resistant cement or gypsum-based materials.
  • Insulation and fire blankets: Designed to slow the spread of flames through voids in walls, ceilings, floors and other spaces, these products are made from mineral wool, fiberglass or high-temperature foam.
  • Intumescent coatings: Although they apply like paint, intumescent coatings will char and expand with heat, forming a thick coating that insulates the materials they are applied to, protecting them from heat and flames.

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Why Choose Alpha for Commercial Firestopping Solutions?

Extensive skills and experience are required to install firestopping and fireproofing products properly. With over 800 years of combined experience, Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing is more than equipped to handle the installation, and we provide superior service, honesty and integrity on every job. At Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, we’ve been trained on proper firestopping installation procedures and best practices by top manufacturers like Hilti and Specified Technologies, Inc. We also have six locations that have been evaluated by Underwriters Laboratories for their Qualified Firestop Contractor Program.

We offer professional results at fair prices and are here to help with all your fireproofing, waterproofing and commercial insulation needs.

Call 512-873-7133 today or contact us online to request a quote for commercial firestopping services in the Austin area.

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