Fireproofing provides structures and materials resistance to fire and combustibility according to fire-resistance ratings and standards. Zack Painting is well-seasoned in intumescent and cementitious forms of fireproofing applications both indoors and outdoors. Intumescent coatings, often referred to as intumescent paint, are used as a passive fire resistance measure. They are commonly applied to structural members as an aesthetically pleasing fireproofing product. The paint product is applied to the steel in layers to generate a thickness that corresponds to the level of protection mandated by the building code. Intumescent coatings expand when under excessive heat and act as an insulator that keeps the high temperatures away from structural members or protected openings. Cementitious fireproofing or wet mix fireproofing is mixed with water and pumped under pressure through a spray gun. The wet slurry is then sprayed onto the structural beams. Cementitious fireproofing is relatively inexpensive and can be a smart solution for dry environments where the substrate is not expected to be exposed to heavy vibrations or impact. For decades Zack Painting has provided the tri-state area with quality and expert applications of fireproofing materials. We employ specialized, highly trained crews of fireproofers for impeccable application and thickness levels. Contact us for an estimate to fireproof your structural steel today!