Basement Wall / Firestop - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

Basement Wall / Firestop

I'm finishing a current concrete wall in my basement, and have a simple question about firestop. I think I have planned correctly, but not sure about one specific area. Please examine my attached sketch, if I have this correct.

Thanks in advance for any input.
Attached Thumbnails
Basement Wall / Firestop-wall-section.jpg  


interfx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MI
Posts: 53
Rewards Points: 75

It looks like you have it covered.

Think of the firestop as an exterior wall keeping cold air out. If there are gaps between the two areas - fill them completely.

To stop the fire there must not be any way for the draft to go between the two floors or the home could burn much more quickly.


40 pages of useful Home Remodeling Charts, Home Addition Guidelines, Home Painting Tips, How to Determine a Deck Size and Build Your Deck Online! One Story Ranch Detailed Free Home Plans
darylbrands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 06:28 AM   #3
Mold!! Let's kill it!
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,849
Rewards Points: 2,012

The firestop in your picture isn't doing anything. The styrofoam will melt away allowing fire to travel past it on the outside and continue up the wall.
Maintenance 6 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raising Doorway Height (load bearing?) treefrog Building & Construction 6 02-25-2008 09:11 PM
Basement knee wall question vugger Building & Construction 2 01-05-2008 09:02 PM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 09:47 AM
Basement wall Problem dazusa Building & Construction 2 01-20-2005 09:16 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1