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Eastern Engineering Wood Products Offers Fire Code-Compliant Joists for Unfinished Residential Basements


New building codes are changing the way builders are constructing residential floor assemblies. The 2015/2018 IRC R302.13, adopted by New York and New Jersey, states conventional I-Joists require an approved and tested protection of the web if the ceiling (underside of the joist) is to remain unfinished. This is typically a basement condition. Kamco offers products from Eastern Engineered Wood Products that make it easy to meet compliance where an unfinished residential basement ceiling is your preference.

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Owens Corning Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Insulation Products

Thermafiber® SAFB™ (Sound Attenuation Fire Blankets) are mineral wool batts designed to provide acoustical control and fire protection in many different UL® fire-rated wall and floor, ceiling assemblies. These products are non-combustible, moisture-resistant, non-corrosive, non-deteriorating, mildew-resistant and vermin-resistant. SAFB™ resist temperatures over 2,000°F and add STCs to wall and floor-ceiling assemblies. SAFB™ can be installed in both steel and wood framed construction.

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Posted 4/29/2019

Fiberglass Insulation Solutions from Owens Corning

From foundations to roofs, and with the walls in between - Owens Corning has a complete library of solutions for your building enclosure needs. Engineered with Owens Corning technical expertise and backed by Building Science, Owens Corning® Enclosure Solutions deliver buildings that perform without compromising design.

Owens Corning EcoTouch PINK Fiberglas Insulation with PureFiber Technology is a preformed, flexible blanket insulation. It is available unfaced, or faced with either a kraft or foil vapor retarder.

Owens Corning® Types 703 700 Series® Fiberglas Insulation Boards are made of inorganic glass fibers with a thermosetting resin binder and formed into semi-rigid boards. Types 703 is available with factory-applied FRK or poly-encapsulated ASJ Max facings. Both facings are vapor retarders and provide a neat, finished appearance in mechanical applications.

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Posted 4/29/2019

Get to Know 3M Firestop Products

Kamco and 3M can help you meet your project’s building and life safety code requirements. Kamco is a full line distributor of 3M fire protection products and will assist with submittal packages and technical support questions. 3M also extends free onsite support to any Kamco customer.

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Posted 2/8/2019

Get Familiar With Structural Floor Panels

Kamco distributes Versaroc structural floor panel products from USAP (US Architectural Products) to complement light-gauge steel construction. Structural floor panels offer many advantages over alternative construction methods.

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Posted 10/3/2018