What's our contribution to minimize combustable conditions? California once again suffers another reoccurring fire season. This is a very sad repetitive event that disrupts and hurts many lives emotionally and physically and of course destroys personal property and so many memories. The work of building a home or business gone in an instant. Lives changed forever.
Flame/ember-resistent building design
Controversy surrounds the cause of these fires. Although many of these factors are out of the control of the property owner, there are somethings that can be done to minimize the potential combustable conditions. These of course may not always be effective depending on the severity of the fire or fire storm, but they can provide degrees of safety and property protection.
We will not in this brief blog reference all of the professional recommendations. The CALIFORNIA CHAPARRAL INSTITUTE has summarized it this way:
- Flame/ember-resistent building design
- Fuel management (defensible space)
Outdoor Floor System® makes a huge contribution to #2 with decking and terrace assemblies that meet Cal Fire non-combustable standards. In practice, here are the factors that make our System Packages a value add in all fire reduction conditions:
A structural decking underlayment that is ASTM-E84 Class A flame rated.
GRATEDEX® flame resistance
elePHOOT® flame resistance
Cal Fire use rating
- A structural decking underlayment that supports non-combustable porcelain or stone tiles.
Together we can help build more durable living conditions and give property owners more peace of mind.