Fireproofing material is necessary to protect the structural integrity of buildings when a fire occurs. A facilities services company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to install new gypsum fireproofing on critical structural members in their parking garage. The structural steel had massive amounts of corrosion present. The existing coating was removed to address the corrosion. TMI was then brought in to install new two-hour-rated gypsum fireproofing material.
- All existing structural steel was sandblasted to remove 100% of the rust, and steel thickness tests were performed.
- Additional surface preparation was completed as needed.
- TMI taped off the areas to receive the fireproofing.
- Finally, we applied the gypsum fireproofing material at a minimum of 1-1/4” thickness to achieve the two-hour fire rating. The coating was installed in several passes. And multiple mobilizations to minimize parking interference.
The new essential fireproofing material protects the critical structural steel components for many years. TMI completed this project within the owner’s tight time frame and, most importantly, safely. Another successful fireproofing job completed by TMI’s experience field crew.