Construction Barriers

Temporary Construction Barrier

CLEANWRAP Construction Barriers

CLEANWRAP Interior Protection’s Construction Wall Barriers are used to separate a construction project that produces dust, debris, and/or odor from the rest of the business operations. While a suspended ceiling would capture falling roofing debris and dust during a re-roofing project, a construction wall barrier would further create a dust and debris containment area. A temporary construction wall has numerous applications, including scarifying and re-flooring projects, concrete cutting, remodeling, installation of new equipment, tenant improvements, restoration, and reparation.

 

A temporary construction barrier being used.CLEARNWRAP Custom Construction Barriers

CLEANWRAP™ will design custom barrier walls to shed water, thereby preventing any moisture from penetrating beyond the outermost surface and into the wall itself. Barrier walls are essentially moisture-tight constructions. Beneath the barrier’s outer skin, the underlying materials and building interior are kept dry. CLEANWRAP™ Interior protection installs various pieces of equipment to act as a temporary barrier between the construction area and the cleanroom. The barrier blocks dust, debris, and unwanted odors and separates the construction workers and the employees thereby creating a work area that is both safe and free from distractions for the parties involved.

What are Temporary Construction Barriers?

The various types of construction dust barriers include scaffold sheeting and scaffold barriers, temporary building enclosure barriers, concrete curing blankets, containment barriers, safety debris netting, construction scaffold debris netting, safety snow fencing, orange barrier fencing, lifting barriers, snow barriers, construction debris barriers, and basic barriers.

These are available in durable materials like vinyl, canvas, poly, and nylon. These barriers are resistant to moisture, temperature changes, abrasion, and high winds and are fire retardant. These construction barriers are ideal for guarding a building’s interior against the elements, preventing moisture build-up on scaffolding that could lead to injuries due to accidents, temporary walls or fences, equipment coverage, and other fundamental applications.

Why Should You Install Temporary Construction Barriers During Construction?

Temporary construction barriers help maintain a clean and safe environment at plants, warehouses, job sites, fields, and other work areas. These temporary construction barriers protect people, equipment, and structures in such locations and can be customized to a wide range of forms. Temporary construction wall barriers are used to separate a construction project that produces dust, debris, contaminants, odor, etc., from the rest of the ongoing business operations.

While a suspended ceiling would trap falling roofing debris and dust during a re-roofing project, a construction wall barrier would further create a dust and debris containment area. A construction temporary plastic wall has numerous applications, including re-flooring and scarifying projects, remodeling, concrete cutting, tenant improvements, installation of new equipment, reparation, and restoration. Apart from these, they protect from falling debris, relief to construction workers from the sun when working in summers, and protection from high winds and rain.

They can provide secure protection for construction tools and equipment and can also be used as a ground cover besides providing a veil of privacy, away from prying eyes. Therefore, tarpaulins are extremely useful construction accessories that protect objects from rain, wind, sunlight, and other harsh conditions, thereby greatly enhancing the lifespan of objects used at the construction site.

What are the Selection Criteria for Temporary Construction Barriers?

Temporary construction dust barriers or tarpaulins are available in a range of sizes, weights, and colors. So, consider the purpose you want to use the construction barrier wall for before you select the type of tarpaulin. Different types are used for different purposes. Here are the selection criteria.

  • Water-resistance

For protection from moisture and rain, a water-resistant tarpaulin would be more suitable. There are water-resistant plastic construction dust barriers to provide different levels of protection, ranging from little resistance to being completely water-proof.

  • Strength

The strength defines the ability of tarpaulins to hold together under force or challenging weather conditions such as fierce winds, storms, etc. It depends upon the material used in the construction and the type of weaving method.

  • Corrosion Resistance

A tarpaulin has to be resistant to corrosion from sunlight and other foreign materials like oils, acids, greases, and mildew. Special coatings can be used to offer resistance to different types of corrosive elements.

  • Abrasion Resistance

A tarpaulin can resist splitting and tearing due to sharp edges. Vinyl tarpaulins and canvas tarpaulins are highly resistant to abrasion as compared to polyethylene tarpaulins.

  • UV Protection

Most tarpaulins protect from the harmful UV rays of the sun. 

  • Flame Retardant

Flame retardant tarpaulins are treated with special chemicals that make them resistant to fire. They can even slow down the fire.

What are the Various Features of Temporary Construction Barriers?

There are many features to be considered before installing a tarpaulin. These include grommets, special coatings, rope construction, and accessories. In some tarpaulins, ropes are sewn and sealed to borders for providing enhanced tear-resistance and strength. Grommets are metal or plastic eyelets in a tarpaulin that help in securing tie-downs.

As for coating, tarpaulins are usually coated with special materials such as flame-retardants or corrosion-resistant materials. Some tarpaulins come with accessories such as anti-mildew treatments, replacement grommets, ropes, and tarp-tie downs. A sound understanding of specifications will help you select better and install accordingly.

How can Temporary Construction Barriers be Customized?

Temporary Construction Barriers involve installing the poly engineered film from floor to ceiling, thus creating a stud-less wall with no framing. It is a protective envelope separating the workplace from the work zone, hence, limiting the infiltration of dust and debris. Temporary construction wall barriers can also be customized specifically to meet project requirements such as doorways, man-doors, tunnels, and air filters.

While this prevents dust and debris from spreading, a vertical wall or temporary construction partition also confines contractors to their area, keeps employees safe, and prevents the spread of any unwanted odors or contaminants. Convenient access doors, decontamination rooms with sticky mats, and air scrubbing or filtration equipment can be provided based on the individual requirements of the project. Custom barrier walls can be designed to shed water, thereby preventing any moisture from penetrating beyond the outermost surface and into the wall itself.

Barrier walls are essentially moisture-tight constructions. Beneath the barrier’s outer skin, the underlying materials and building interior are kept dry. Various pieces of equipment may be installed to act as a temporary barrier between the construction area and the cleanroom. The barrier blocks dust, debris, and unwanted odors and separates the construction workers and the employees thereby creating a work area that is both safe and free from distractions for the parties involved.

Some Tips to Install Temporary Construction Barriers

  1. Installation of temporary construction barriers is fast, instantly protecting structures from damaging rain, hail, and snow and reducing exposure to heat, wind, and dust. The temporary construction barrier enclosure helps control costs by protecting the structure from potentially expensive water damage. And, it helps move the work forward and meet crucial deadlines as work can continue uninterrupted during weather events that otherwise would result in work stoppages. 
  2. The most suitable temporary construction barriers are the superior polyurethane tarpaulins, being more dexterous and useful on a construction site. These are normally used to protect construction equipment and construction workers on the job site. They are actively used in the winter when construction workers have to work in the cold, often industrial air heaters are used. These construction tarpaulins insulate and keep the warm air right within the construction site. Being fire retardants, they minimize the risk of fire. 
  3. Follow these steps to get the best possible advantages from poly tarps.
    1. Tie these tarpaulins with bungee cords, not ropes, to keep them in place under any conditions.
    2. Tie the tarp evenly, always.
    3. If using the tarp for protection before or after a hurricane, use 1x4s to tack the tarp down and protect wind from getting up under it.
    4. Get a heavy-duty construction tarp for the long term, otherwise, a lightweight will do.
    5. Ensure you attach to all grommets.

So, it is best to take all needs into consideration regarding construction tarps and poly tarps for construction work as they are very versatile and will keep your project clean and safe.

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