We have exceptional experience with applied fireproofing, intumescent fireproofing, epoxy coatings, fire resistive board application, and spray foam insulation. Our knowledge of the construction process enhances our client relationships through our extensive capabilities and compliance with all building codes, insurance requirements, and government regulations.
For more than 30 years, we have been applying spray-applied fireproofing—also known as sprayed fire-resistive material (SFRM)—which is used as part of a building’s passive fireproofing strategy. Spray-applied fireproofing has thermal and acoustical properties and controls condensation, but is primarily used for insulating steel and metal decking from the high temperatures found during a fire.
Intumescent fireproofing, often referred to as intumescent mastic fireproofing, is used in buildings as a passive fire resistance measure. It can be applied to structural members as an aesthetically pleasing fireproofing finish.
The key feature of intumescent fireproofing is that it expands significantly when exposed to high temperatures, like those found in a fire. Some intumescent products can expand to more than 100-times the original thickness. As the product expands, it becomes much less dense, which makes it act as an insulator that keeps the high temperatures away from structural members.