Shrink wrapping, a response to emergency situations
Shrink wrapping is suitable for very large volumes of housing and industrial buildings. It helps to protect a construction in progress, as well as to provide a response to emergency situations. Made of heat-shrinkable film, shrink wrapping gives you the time to rebuild your damaged building in the best conditions.
Protection of construction sites
When building a house, an apartment building or an industrial building, you may need to protect part of it from the weather. It is also very common for buildings being renovated. It is essential to protect the already fitted and unsuitable interior from bad weather.
It is also common for construction sites to fall behind schedule and not be completely finished, while the weather deteriorates and bad weather increases. An emergency solution must be found and shrink wrapping is the perfect answer to all safety requirements.
Protection in emergencies
Once the structure of a building is altered, it becomes urgent for the interior to be protected. Water infiltration in particular quickly takes on considerable proportions and puts the building itself in danger.
The roof or walls can be affected by a fire or gas explosion, a storm that rips off the tiles, or any other unforeseeable damage, in the event of inclement weather or an accident. Remediation and repair work can take a long time to start and the urgency is to make the building watertight again. This stops the damage from spreading, as well as allowing workers to work free of moisture and dust, without damaging the materials or preventing the concrete from drying out.
Shrink wrapping, the best response to emergency situations
Protecting the construction
Shrink wrapping consists of creating an envelope that encompasses all or part of a building. This allows you to confine only the damaged part, so that you can use the rest of the building, or all of it, if necessary. If, for example, only the roof is affected, you can protect it with shrink wrapping, without having to stop living or working in the building.
Designed with heat-shrinkable film, the containment can be set up quickly. The film can be adapted to all surfaces and configurations. It is first laid in strips and then heated with a blowtorch. It shrinks under the effect of heat and hardens, until it forms a solid and protective cocoon. You can provide as many doors and accesses through corridors, to create distinct areas and passages for workers.
Your building is then perfectly protected from dust, moisture and wind.
If your disaster is due to bad weather, a fire followed by the intervention of the fire brigade or water damage, the first job of the workmen is to dry out the construction, in order to stop the expansion of the moisture infiltration. This is only possible if your building site is insulated from the outside by shrink wrapping.
You can insulate industrial machinery, protect individual pieces of furniture, etc. Objects that have survived the accident can be put in cartons, on pallets, and protected by shrink wrapping. This allows you to move the furniture as the work progresses. Furthermore, you don’t have to move your equipment, and pay for the move and the storage space.
Isolate from view
Shrink wrapping also allows you to keep your work site out of sight. It is useful to protect you from malicious people who would have the idea to come and steal goods, as well as for purely aesthetic reasons.