What is Firestopping?
Firestoppping is a fire protection system made of various components used to seal openings and joints in fire-resistance rated wall and/or floor assemblies.
Firestops are designed to restore the fire-resistance ratings of wall and/or floor assemblies by impeding the spread of fire by filling the openings with fire-resistant materials.
Unprotected openings in fire separations cancel out the fire-resistance ratings of the fire separations, allowing the spread of fire, usually past the limits of the fire safety plan of a building.
Thermo-Tec Insulation Inc. has been the leading specialty firestop contractor in the construction field. Our company prides it's self on our unique innovation of life safety document management, highly qualified personal and rigorous inspection standards.
Currently firestopping is one of the most misapplied construction applications today. Incorrect installation of these systems void the integrity of fire and smoke barriers which leaves occupants of the building at risk.
Due to our commitment to the life safety field, we have been able to practically eliminate the misapplication of firestop systems on our construction projects. Increasing the buidling safety of some of the largest structures in Northeast Ohio.
Our company is also a FM approved firestop contractor. A member of the FCIA and NFPA organizations and our installers carry multiple certifications through various manufacturers.