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Why is a Firewall Important

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments


Firewall in residential construction is usually drywall or gypsum board.  You usually see this in garages between the garage and th the heated living area.   You can also find them in appartments or condominiums between units.  The purpose of the firewall is to slow down a fire if one starts. The idea is to keep a fire from quickly spreading and giving people time to get out.  Its more likely that a fire could start in the garage than other parts of the house.  This is why it’s code in mosts parts of the country to have a firewall like you see in this picture.  Make sure your home inspector checks for this.  The firewall on this Charlotte NC home has been compromised and should be fixed.

Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years.  Preston has a masters’ degree in Education and has taught Home Inspection classes for years.  He also is a certified infrared thermographer.  Home Inspection Carolina has  been on TV many times and has a Charlotte Home Inspector radio show .  So you are in need of a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Weddington NC, Mooresville NC, Fort Mill SC or Rock Hill SC call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575.


Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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