Commercial Spray Fireproofing in San Antonio, TX

Fires can annihilate your property and cause irreversible, irreplaceable damage. Flames move from item to item, burning everything to a crisp char. Even the heat generated by the flames will radiate and cause surrounding items to melt, crack and even shatter. Most fires start within a building, whether it is in a place of business or your home. Properties comprised of easily flammable substances like wood will burn down within half an hour. Therefore, the importance of spray fireproofing in your business becomes a necessity if unforeseen accidents occur.

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing has been the commercial spray-on fireproofing contractor of choice for commercial and industrial projects throughout the San Antonio area and beyond since our inception in 1982. Our expert team specializes in cementitious high-, medium- and low-density spray-applied fireproofing (SFRM) for structural steel, as well as intumescent spray-applied fireproofing (IFRM). Contact us online or call our San Antonio office at 210-599-3333 for a free quote today!

What Is Commercial Spray Fireproofing?

Commercial spray fireproofing acts as a barrier and prevents the spread of fire. It will also allow for enough valuable time to utilize various fire safety tools to extinguish the fire before it gets out of control. Fireproofing is achieved by applying a finish that cuts off the oxygen supply around the flame. It’s a passive fire protection measure, meaning it’s always working to render structures or materials fire-resistant.

Passive fire protection products, such as fireproofing, use fire-resistant materials in a building to resist the spread of flame, avoid structural breakdown and allow for a safe outlet of occupants in case of fire.

At Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, we have the knowledge, experience and capability to install many different fireproofing materials as these systems may be installed in a variety of environments to meet our customers’ requirements.

What Are the Most Common Types of Fireproofing Materials?

Spray-Applied Fireproofing

Spray-applied fireproofing (SFRM) goes on quickly and effectively and offers a broad range of uses, making it a practical, cost-effective solution. This method is applied as a wet cementitious mixture, typically gypsum-based, incorporates both water and air and is uniformly applied directly onto steel surfaces with a pneumatic spraying process.

Sprayed fiber fireproofing can also be applied as a dry mix formulation which incorporates mineral wool fiber with a portland cement-based binder. Spray-applied applications are available in low-, medium- and high-density forms to service a wide range of construction projects with the correct UL ratings and budgetary considerations.

Intumescent Fireproofing

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing is proud to be the industry expert in supplying and applying intumescent fireproofing coatings in the San Antonio area.

If you’re wanting to preserve the timeless, industrial beauty of exposed beams and other structural forms, intumescent fireproofing (IFRM) is the perfect solution!  Intumescent fireproofing is a more fluid form of protection that beautifully trails the silhouette of whatever it is applied to. The thin film coatings come in solvent and water-based formulations, provide up to a three-hour rating on beams and columns and can be used for both interior and exterior fireproofing applications. In addition, the product may be painted over with a tinted coating to match almost any desired color, can withstand extreme temperatures and is great for nooks and crannies.

Choose Alpha for Your Fireproofing Needs in San Antonio, TX

With 40 years of experience in fireproofing, commercial insulation, waterproofing and firestopping, Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing in San Antonio has safely completed projects from minor patchwork projects to billion-dollar developments. We do work safely and in a timely, quality manner to meet your schedule. We consider our customers as partners so that we can provide the best value for our customers.

Directions to Our San Antonio Office

We are located at:

1650 Universal City Blvd
Universal City, Texas 78148

To get to the San Antonio office from the University area, it’s about a 4-minute drive. Head southeast on Pat Booker Road toward West Langley Blvd. Turn right onto West Byrd Boulevard, another right onto Universal City Boulevard and our building will be on the left.

When you need fireproofing for your commercial building in San Antonio, Texas, send us a message online or give us a call today at 210-599-3333.

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