Cost Savings in Using Crete-Sleeve® Along with an UL Listed Firestop Sealant System Verses Using a Firestop Cast-in Place Device
Don’t believe everything you hear! There is a substantial savings when you combine Crete-Sleeve® with a firestopping company like Superl Inc. verses using a firestop cast-in place device when running metal piping through a hole penetration.
For over 30 years, Superl Inc. has been a leader in the firestopping market. Superl is a premier national contractor specializing in perimeter fire containment, joint and penetration firestopping, and all life safety aspects of any project. Superl has a presence nationwide and can service any project, no matter the size. Superl Inc. is a FM 4991 certified firestop contractor as well as an UL Qualified Firestop Contractor.
There are several companies that are selling a firestop cast-in place device, which requires no additional sealing to meet the UL listed system, or maintain the fire rating of the floor or wall assembly. They claim their device saves a substantial amount of time and money over using a pre-manufactured sleeve, like Crete-Sleeve® plastic hold forms, and installing a UL listed firestop sealant system.
Let’s disprove that statement right here and now!
The is no difference in labor cost or time to layout and install a Crete-Sleeve® verses a firestop cast in-place device. Furthermore, hiring a professional specialty firestopping contractor to provide firestopping sealant will not impact the overall project schedule. Since the overall project schedule will not be impacted, let’s now look at the substantial financial savings of using the Crete-Sleeve® along with a company like Superl in the next charts.
Video comparing Crete Sleeve to Cast in Place Firestop Device
Crete-Sleeve® & UL Listed Firestop Sealant System Versus
Firestop Cast-in Place Devices
Average Cost for sourcing a firestop cast-in place device. Cost is based on list pricing found through online distributors. (See: chart below)
|Brand X Device||Brand Y Device||Brand Z Device||Average Cost|
Average Cost for installing Crete-Sleeve® and a UL Listed firestop sealant system. Pricing based on typical average installed costs. Prices will be quoted per project. (See: chart below)
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Conclusion: There is a substantial savings when you combine Crete-Sleeve® with a firestopping company like Superl Inc. (See: chart below)
|Average Number of Floors for a High Rise||Average Number of Penetrations Per Floor||Average Cost Using a 6” Crete-Sleeve® & Firestop System||Average Cost Using a 6“Firestop Cast-in Place Device||Estimated Savings Using Crete-Sleeve® & Firestop System|
Again, there is no difference in labor cost or time to layout and install a Crete-Sleeve® verses a firestop cast in-place device. Furthermore, hiring a professional specialty firestopping contractor adds no labor costs to your crew and will not impact the overall project schedule!