Welcome to Nelson Firestopping. We provide a critical piece of your building’s fire protection plan - the containment of smoke and fumes. Without containment, toxic fumes from a fire will continue to fill the building through penetrations in walls, floors and floor/ceiling assemblies putting lives and property at risk.
Firestopping is a passive containment system that prevents the spread of noxious gases from room to room by effectively dividing a building into separate fire-resisting compartments. Just as a submarine’s water-tight door system keeps sea water from filling all compartments, a firestopping system keeps airborne toxins from filling the entire building. This buys critical evacuation time for building inhabitants and reduces property loss from smoke damage.
Firestopping has played such a key role in saving lives and property, that it is now required by all model building codes1, and is mandated for public safety and property loss management.
Our team of experts will work with you to design solutions that help protect your structure from unnecessary life and property loss. With over 15 years of firestop experience, Nelson is a leader in firestop systems.
How can we help you?
Nelson Insulation Company has been and continues to be dedicated to performing work safely. Our commitment to safety is visible in everything we do, from inside our home office to each and every project. We are one of only 3 mechanical insulation contractors in the entire state of Illinois that employs a full time safety director dedicated to auditing job sites, conducting safety meetings, and infusing a safety culture into everything we do. Please contact any of the following staff members if:
• you have observed unsafe work practices by Nelson
• you need to report a specific incident
• you require a site specific safe-work plan
• you need to contact Nelson with regard to safety
• you’d like to speak with our Safety Director
To be viable and code-compliant, firestopping installations require an extensive knowledge of materials, installation and maintenance, and must be able to pass rigorous inspections. Today’s firestopping systems must be:
• designed using only listed and tested systems or engineering judgments,
• installed and maintained by approved firestop contractors, and
• properly inspected to verify their effectiveness.
Our deep commitment to effective, code-compliant solutions for protecting life and property continues to grow through ongoing education, audited expertise and specially designated technical personnel.
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