Applied fireproofing material protects steel columns, beams, metal decking and joists from the effects of heat generated during a fire and may also provide some acoustical dampening and thermal insulation. This passive fire protection method should allow building occupants more time to evacuate during a fire and give fire crews more time to save a building structure.
experienced crews deliver superior results
Experience with specific materials and conditions really matters in this specialty.
We have been providing fireproofing services for more than 25 years. It takes time to learn how to mix and apply different types of material in changing environmental conditions and different building designs. We make fine adjustments to our mix and spray consistency based on air temperature, relative humidity, ventilation, hose length, and surface characteristics.
Our crews have extensive experience with high, medium, and low density spray-applied fireproofing for structural steel to achieve a 1- , 2- , 3- , or 4-hour rating as required by the project specifications. On some projects, we may apply interior and/or exterior intumescent coatings.
After spray fireproofing material is applied, an independent inspector examines the finished work for proper density, thickness, and adhesion / cohesion. If a deficiency is identified, it is corrected, and then reinspected to achieve the specified standard.
Novinger’s Inc fireproofing crews are trained and certified in the safe usage of scaffolding and lift equipment. They use eye protection and respirators during mixing and application.
we can apply cementitious, intumescent and mastic material
Our crews use a team approach to create a top-quality application that will meet the unique requirements of each job according to the applicable building code at the site.
We have completed many projects that specified a mix of low, medium, and high density spray applications on a variety of surfaces.
We also have experience spraying both water-based and solvent-based mastic. This material is typically used on exposed steel and in areas where the thickness and appearance of cementitious fireproofing will not suffice. When exposed to extreme heat, mastic sealant expands and protects the underlying surfaces.
Our manufacturer Certifications
A superior fireproofing company must have employees who understand the unique properties of materials and application conditions. Novinger’s Inc crews have been trained as licensed applicators for materials from these major manufacturers:
- GCP Applied Technologies®