CAULKING OF FIRE SEALS
Caulking now offers THE services of CUP-FEU caulking.
Elite Caulking has technicians who can apply firewall seals to industry standards.
We mainly use the HILTI and TREMCO firewall products.
Please call 514-910-3548 if you would like to get a quote
Firewall joints are set up to seal vertical or horizontal linear openings at ground level or walls. Fire seal or bulge systems are designed to prevent the spread of fire and the spread of toxic fumes and gases.
Without these suitable fire and smoke-watering protections, the building would not be safe.
Building professionals and caulking specialists use certified sealants that meet Quebec standards.
A caulking in the safety rules
Given the stakes (we don’t play with fire!), the caulking of the fire doors must be carried out in accordance with the rules of the art and in accordance with the standards in force.
We focus on working only with high-quality seals and waterproof and waterproof seals.
Laying the fire seal
Before the seal is placed, the caulking experts
- they carefully clean the area to be treated and the perimeter of the surfaces.
- they get rid of any traces of mortar, cement or other elements that could alter the adhesion of the product.
Once the surface is clean and clean, a fire wool is put in place, preceding the sealing.
The implementation of firewall joints must be done in a homogeneous manner by combining aesthetics and technique. Indeed, in a building, the firewalls are visible and visible, so it is best to ensure that they are perfect and harmonious to the eye.
In the final phase, professionals undertake an adhesion test to check the quality and strength of the seal on the material. Underwriters Laboratories of Canada offers real-world situations to recreate exposure conditions similar to a totally blazed building fire. A fire door is an important safety feature that can save lives and in this area professional caulkers do not skimp on the means implemented.
Quebec standards for firewalls are met.
In Quebec, the Quebec Building Authority (RBQ) has published an installation guide on fire registers. This guide is intended for building professionals, inspectors and caulkers, experts in the installation of firewall joints.
Canada’s National Building Code stipulates the requirement for firewall systems that meet the following ULC standards: CAN/ULC-S115. The purpose of these standards is to prevent the spread of fires through joints and structures.
Since 2006, at European level, a standard has also defined the testing conditions for firewalls and a standard introduces the classification of IS-type joints expressed in minutes in the field of flame and gas resistance.