Dust Containment Process
As a part of any construction job, it is vital to ensure that dust and debris is properly contained. This is important for finishing purposes, but also for the health of you, your family and those who are working on your wood flooring. Sanding causes lots of dust and debris to be tossed around and sent through the air. Dust masks can only do so much, as there is still a lot of dust that will be floating through the air. There are many modern solutions available to eliminate dust and even the need for sanding. We do the most that we can to contain dust so that it does not linger after the job is done.
Barrier walls are a big part of the solution when it comes to minimizing dust in the air from sanding and working on wood flooring. There are many different dust containment and barrier wall solutions available that are not always put to use. Sometimes budget is the problem, but most of the time, it is just a matter of using tried and true practices and not using technological advances in dust containment. State of the art barriers are typically more cost efficient so you should not worry about using new technology when it comes to dust containment as far as budget goes.
Dust can often transport airborne pathogens, so it is very important that dust is contained and properly taken care of. PCRA stands for pre-construction risk assessment, and in some cases, it is necessary to have one performed before major construction has begun. For most of our flooring projects, this will not be necessary, but for large scale projects and projects that take place in hospitals or similar industrial situations, a PCRA will be needed in advance of the wood flooring project beginning. This assessment will help determine the level of dust containment that needs to be employed for the project at hand.
Barriers and dust containment systems come in a variety of materials for different needs. Plastic is usually and okay solution for residential applications. For industrial applications, sometimes more reinforcement is needed. In many cases, building temporary walls out of sheetrock or gypsum board. Sometimes, building these temporary walls can cause dust themselves. In these cases, plastic sheeting and reusable fabric is the go-to material of choice for dust containment systems.
Balancing Cost and Benefits
Each flooring project will have its own demands as far as dust containment is concerned. At the end of the day, you must weigh the pros and cons of using certain dust containment systems as compared with others. Our team can help you determine what the best choice for dust containment will be for you.