Fire Ratings for Precast Concrete
November 29, 2022

Categories | Elevator Shafts, Stair Shafts

Fire Ratings for Precast Concrete

Structural fires occur every 65 seconds in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, local fire departments responded to 1,353,500 fires in 2021. Those fires caused 3,800 deaths, 14,700 injuries, and $15.9 billion in property damage.

Using fire-resistant materials like precast concrete can protect buildings and businesses from fire damage and loss and qualify them for lower insurance rates. Fire ratings for building materials are expressed in hours – the time a building component can maintain its structural function during a fire.

Our precast concrete elevator and stair shafts earn fire ratings of three hours, providing a critical level of fire resistance. Because concrete is incombustible and contains fire, it enhances occupant safety and helps preserve structural integrity.

Precast shafts from County Precast are an investment in your building. Rely on our resilient and sustainable construction products to resist natural and man-made disasters, including fire. 

Contact our Customer Service Team at (352) 275-4605.