Where do you apply fire caulking?

Where do you apply fire caulking?

In general, fire caulking is necessary in areas that are the most combustible. Every building owner should examine their property for areas that are an increased hazard if a fire were to occur. When checking for vulnerable areas, look for joints or penetrations where fire may escape a certain.

Is insulation considered fire blocking?

Loose-fill insulation material, insulating foam sealants and caulk materials shall not be used as a fireblock unless specifically tested in the form and manner intended for use to demonstrate its ability to remain in place and to retard the spread of fire and hot gases.

What is draft stop in construction?

The Uniform Building Code, 2009 Ed., defines a Draft Stop as a "material, device or construction installed to restrict the movement of air within open spaces of concealed areas of building components such as crawl spaces, floor-ceiling assemblies, roof-ceiling assemblies and attics." Our fire experience has taught us ...

Does foam insulation cause mold?

Foam building insulation, in both spray foam and foam board products, is resistant to mold growth but as we will explain here it is not absolutely mold-roof, and on occasion we do find mold growth on the surface of even closed-cell foam, in open-celled foam (rare), and on th surface of EPS and other foam insulating ...

Is expanding foam fire proof?

Fire rated expanding foam can be used as an efficient seal against smoke and gas, providing up to 240 minutes fire rating. As well as being useful due to its excellent filling characteristics, fire rated foam has high thermal properties and provides acoustic insulation.