Modern buildings and commercial spaces must follow strict safety standards and guidelines. Several architectural elements are included in the construction process to protect the building and the people in it from disasters like fires, storms, earthquakes, etc; the shaftwall is one such architectural element.
What are shaftwall systems in Washington, D.C.?
These walls are fire-resistant, non-load bearing walls that usually encase stairwells, elevator shafts, and other such structures. They’re made of multi-layered gypsum panels and can be installed very quickly by professional drywall installers in Northern Virginia such as Absolute Drywall Construction. Because they’re fire-resistant, they offer routes of escape for those present in the building.
During a fire emergency, the elevators will be used by the fire department personnel, while the stairways would be used by the people to escape the building. The shaftwalls also protect mechanical rooms and chassis that contain essential systems like water, power, communication, and exhaust.
Protecting mechanical rooms and vertical chassis will ensure that people have access to some utilities. For example, protecting the power systems allows the lights to stay switched on. People won’t have to navigate through the darkness to find the exit to the building.
Why Choose Us for the Installation?
We have worked in this industry for over 12 years and know how shaftwall systems in Northern Virginia work. Here are some reasons why you should hire us for the installation.
- Awareness about Different Products – We’re very familiar with the products available in the market and know how they perform. We can help you choose shaftwall assemblies that would fit into your budget and requirements.
- Experience – Our experts have installed shaftwalls on several projects and are familiar with the process. They will make sure that the panels are securely anchored to the studs and there’s no room for accidents in the future.
- Scope of the Project – We can work on projects of different scales. No work is too big or small for us so don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We will understand all your needs and requirements before we start working on the project.
For more information about shaftwall assemblies or our services as installers of shaftwall system in Baltimore, please feel free to contact us at Absolute Drywall Construction. Our number is 301-977-0218. You can also fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.