When you’re trying to find a firestop contractor to hire, it isn’t going to be easy. There are many contractors in the industry, each with their own set of skills and their own levels of expertise. You’ll likely find that any contractor you talk to will claim that they are the best in the business, but surely it’s not possible for every contractor to be the best at the same time. That’s why you have to conduct a little research and determine which firestop contractor will truly be best for the job. Here are some questions you can ask your firestop contractor to determine if they are the best one for you.
Do You Understand Building Code?
The first step towards a successful project is understanding the code. You only want to hire a firestop contractor who fully understands building code. This helps to ensure that they will deliver high-quality work that will be compliant with all inspections and regulations.
Do You Attend Firestop Meetings?
Some firestop contractors will retain membership with various organizations that allow them to keep up with the most up-to-date building codes and regulations, as well as any changes that might be made in the firestop industry. A firestop contractor who is a member of specific organizations means that they can attend meetings and workshops related to the field of firestop. This will assist your contractor when detecting problems with compliance around your building.
Do You Use The Proper Tools?
Firestopping jobs can be done using all sorts of different tools. Knowing which tools to use for each job is an important trait for any competent firestop contractor to have. The UL system requirements that need to be used for your job will vary based on your contractor’s manufacturer and what firestop you need. Your firestop contractor should know the differences between these regulations and where they can procure the proper products because the systems are not interchangeable between the different manufacturers.
Can You Provide Us With Documentation?
Any reputable firestop contractor will be able to offer you their documentation upon your request. The documentation should include an overview of the job, pinpointed areas where you will need firestopping, and photos of the facility both before and after the job.
Concrete Visions Will Get The Job Done Right
Concrete Visions has been working with clients for over 25 years. Our G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part of our firestop service, we can assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications. Our Field Mechanics undergo ongoing training, including mandatory monthly safety meetings, weekly Toolbox Talks where safety and equipment information is shred, and trainings on safe work standards and safety best practices.