Western Fireproofing Co’s Gypsum Underlayment / Floor Leveling Division can do many different things depending on your needs. We have multiple gypsum products and sound mats with applications that range from radiant floor heating systems to asbestos encapsulation. We can cover or replace lightweight concrete from old projects, insurance claims, or just bring a sub-floor back to the condition needed for a new finished floor. We can handle any size job , from 600 square feet to 250,000 square feet and everything in between.
Gypsum concrete is a building material used as a floor underlayment in wood-frame, steel and concrete construction. Gypsum underlayments are used to provide fire ratings, sound reduction, radiant heating, and floor leveling. Gypsum concrete is a mixture of gypsum plaster, Portland cement, and sand.
Gypsum Underlayments for Fire Ratings
Most Multifamily Residential Construction projects require a 1-hour fire rated floor/ceiling assembly. Our underlayments meet that requirement in more than 125 UL ratings.
- See the USG design studio for different floor/ceiling assemblies and corresponding UL assemblies.
- Also see the UL site for more information.
Beginning with the 2003 Universal Building Code, all multifamily residential projects are required to meet a minimum STC/IIC sound rating of 50. We have soundmat underlayment systems to meet and exceed these requirements.
Many remodel projects involve getting a floor back to level. Western Fireproofing has multiple ways to level a floor, from self-leveling gypsum underlayments, to measuring and “shooting” elevations, pinning and stringing the project and pouring the underlayment to meet that level.
Self-leveling concrete is polymer-modified cement that has high flow characteristics and, in contrast to traditional concrete, does not require the addition of excessive amounts of water for placement. Self-leveling concrete is typically used to create a flat and smooth surface with a compressive strength similar to or higher than that of traditional concrete. Self-leveling concrete has increased in popularity as the degree of flatness and smoothness required for floor covering products has increased, with vinyl goods becoming thinner and floor tiles becoming larger.
Many projects require a bucket batch mix leveling for small spaces. We can do this work with products such as styrene foam, pea gravel lightweight gypsum underlayments and multiple lifts of gypsum underlayments. It is much easier for us to do this on a large scale than a typical bucket batch mix.
Many older projects with slab-on-grade, require a moisture mitigation system to prevent moisture from coming through the existing concrete slab. Western Fireproofing can install a 2-part epoxy system over these floors, prior to installing the gypsum underlayment topping.
Some of our high psi products can be used to encapsulate existing asbestos tiles and meet the asbestos mitigation requirements without losing the time that it takes to remove and dispose of these materials
Polishing and Wear Surfaces
Wester Fireproofing has multiple products that can be poured to 1/4” thin and can be used as a wear surface.
Want to learn more about our high-performing floor underlayment systems?
For more information contact our floor underlayment specialist:
- Adam Zink 816.666.9556 | firstname.lastname@example.org