Commercial Firestopping in Raleigh & Durham, NC

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing specializes in firestopping systems for commercial buildings in the Raleigh-Durham area. A fire in your commercial building can be devastating, costly and life-threatening. Fire containment is a top priority for any commercial building owner.

Commercial buildings need a combination of active and passive fire protection systems to meet code requirements to keep the building and its occupants safe. Firestopping will help you meet the passive fire protection system requirements.

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Firestopping relies on the compartmentalization of various building components, including fire-rated walls, joints, and floors. Firestopping prevents the spread of a fire within a building by sealing every possible opening.

Contact Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing in Raleigh, NC, today to learn more about our firestopping services and your commercial building’s needs.

Types of Firestopping

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing installs an assortment of firestopping systems to maintain the safety of your commercial building and its occupants in the event of a fire.

We install:

  • Fire-rated joint assemblies
  • Perimeter fire containment
  • Smoke- and fire-rated penetrations

We can also provide pre-construction consultations and design support to ensure the proper firestop systems are chosen and installed for your commercial building’s needs.

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Why Choose Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing for Firestopping Systems in Raleigh?

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing is experienced and trained to provide top-quality firestopping systems for your building. Our goals are to protect your structure and occupants from a fire while reducing your overall liability and costs. We’ll provide a dependable firestopping system for your building and all the necessary documentation for a streamlined process from the start.

Our team has specialized training from industry-leading manufacturers of firestop materials to ensure you receive the best work and results.

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Firestopping FAQ

Can you paint over firestopping?

You might want to paint over the firestopping in your building to make it blend in with the rest of the interior. It’s possible to paint over some firestopping materials, but it depends on the firestopping method and where it’s placed. Some firestopping systems include intumescent coatings as a fireproofing layer, which can be color-matched and applied like paint.

Can fiberglass insulation be used as a firestop?

Because fiberglass is not flammable, it can be used for fire blankets and other firestopping methods. It’s important to make sure it’s up to code, so hire a contractor you can trust. One of our experts can take you through the pros and cons of using fiberglass as a firestop in your facility.

Do you have to firestop both sides of a wall?

It depends. While some firestopping methods require only one side of the wall to be covered, others should cover both sides for comprehensive fire protection. For example, fire caulking is applied to both sides.

Where is firestopping required?

Firestopping is required by code in most commercial buildings. Areas that need firestopping include flooring, wall assemblies and ceilings between floors of the building.

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