Buildshield Termite & Firestop Barrier

  • SKU:  00BSTSFS

BuildShield Termite Protection is a revolutionary solution for termite protection in an ICF wall.

BuildShield Termite is a modern solution for an age old adversary. Build in protection, don’t just treat it. BuildShield Termite Barrier combines a patent-pending combination of a PVC extrusion track and an adhesive stainless steel barrier. The track and stainless steel barrier extend from inside the concrete core to the exterior wall finish creating an impenetrable barrier to termites.

BuildShield ICF Termite Protection is compatible with wood and concrete floor systems and all exterior finishes. Each order includes 64 lineal feet of track and stainless steel protection (track comes in 4' pieces).

Termite Barrier Advantages

  • Fast simple patent-pending solution for ICF construction in termite infested areas meeting all code requirements.
  • Quick and easy to install PVC extrusion combines with stainless steel barrier.
  • Scored flange for multiple finish options including BuildCrete, stucco, EIFS, brick, or siding.
  • BuildShield Termite creates a continuous barrier from concrete core to exterior finish.
  • Compatible with many floor system designs.
  • PVC extrusion fits snugly over any 2.5” thick EPS foam panel.
  • PVC extrusion keeps stainless steel barrier in place during all phases of construction.
  • 100,000 PSI stainless steel tensile strength with a melting point of 2500°F.
  • Durable 2 component system for easy shipping and storage.
  • Scored to provide drainage for exterior flashing if needed.
  • Same barrier and track used on interior and exterior walls.

BuildShield FireStop combines a patent-pending combination of a vinyl extrusion track and adhesive stainless steel barrier at the top of a wall or floor transition to prevent hot gasses or sparks from spreading fire into an attic or space between floors.

BuildShield FireStop Protection is a barrier preventing flame spread behind walls in your home or building. BuildShield FireStop Protection combines a PVC extrusion track and stainless steel barrier. Placed at the top of a wall or floor transition, this barrier prevents hot gases and sparks from spreading behind wall finishes via a chimney effect into an attic or between floors. BuildShield maintains the integrity of fire rated floor systems.

BuildShield FireStop Benefits

  • Quick and easy to install PVC extrusion track combines with a stainless steel fire barrier.
  • BuildShield Firestop creates a continuous barrier from concrete core to concrete or wood floor system.
  • Compatible with many floor system designs.
  • PVC extrusion track fits snugly over any 2.5” thick EPS foam panel.
  • PVC extrusion track keeps stainless steel barrier in place during all phases of construction.
  • 100,000 PSI stainless steel tensile strength with a melting point of 2500°F.
  • BuildShield is installed at the top of walls or between floors.
  • Complies with fire code requirements to prevent flame spread around floor systems.
  • BuildShield is a durable 2-component system that ships in 4’ sections for cost effective shipping and storage.

 

General Specifications

SPECIFICATION Imperial Metric
Expanded Polystyrene density 1.5 lbs./cu.ft. 24.02769 kg/m3
Average thickness of EPS 2½” per panel (5” total) 12.7cm (6.35cm per panel)
Material R-value R-22 Foam Value R-22 Foam Value
Performance R-value
(concrete, form R-value, air infiltration reduction, and thermal mass)
R-30 to R-52 R-30 to R-52
U 0.33 to U 0.02
Actual R-value per inch of EPS Foam 4.2/inch  
Thermal Mass (form & concrete) 4” Core: 47.5 lbs./ft2
6” Core: 72 lbs/ft2
8” Core: 96 lbs/ft2
10” Core: 119 lbs/ft2
12” Core: 143 lbs/ ft2
4” Core: 231.9 kg/m2
6” Core: 351.5 kg/m2
8” Core: 468.7 kg/m2
10” Core: 581.0 kg/m2
12” Core: 698.2 kg/m2
K-Factor .24/inch  
Water absorption - 3% (ASMC272) - 3% (ASMC272)
Water vapor 0.56 perms per 2½” Panel 0.84 metric perms per 2½” Panel
Sound class 52 with ½” sheet rock on inside 52 with ½” sheet rock on inside
Fire wall 3 Hour Fire Rating on BB-600 Wall (Loading 5,000 lb. per lineal feet throughout test.)
(Post test loading 12,000 lbs. per lineal foot with no additional depletion.)
3 Hour Fire Rating on BB-600 Wall (Loading 7440.6 kg/m throughout test.)
(Post test loading 17857.9 kg/m with no additional depletion.)
Concrete compressive strength Recommended 3000 psi minimum Recommended 20 MPa minimum
Recommended concrete pouring temperature* 15°F to 120°F* (-9°C to 49°C)*
*Properly handled, specially formulated concrete can be poured at temperatures as low as -15ºF (-26ºC). Consult your ready mix company. Important: At temperatures below freezing, you must cover all exposed concrete with insulating material.

ASTM Standards Product Testing

BuildBlock ICFs are evaluated to ensure they meet or exceed a variety of industry standards tests. Visit http://buildblock.com/technical-support/product-testing/ for more information.

Properties ASTM TEST RANGE REQUIRED TEST VALUE
Density ASTM D1622 1.5lb/ft³ 1.69lb/ft²
Thermal Resistance ASTM C177 4.0F.ft².h/Btu/in 4.08F.ft².h/Btu/in
Compressive Strength ASTM D1621 15.0 psi 23.1 psi
Flexural Strength ASTM C203 40.0 psi 50.4 psi
Flame Spread ASTM E84 25 Maximum >25
Smoke Developed ASTM E84 450 Maximum >450
Fire Wall Rating ASTM E119   3hr
R-Value ASTM C518 R-22 R-22
STC Rating ASTM E413 STC 50 STC 50
Vapor Permanence ASTM E96 3.5 perms/inch Maximum 2.04 perms/inch

Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

Specification Reference: ASTM C 578-92 Type I Type VIII Type II Type IX
Property   Units ASTM Test        
Density, minimum   (pcf) D 303 or D 1622 0.90 1.15 1.35 1.80
Density Ranger   (pcf) C 177 or C 518 0.90-1.14 1.15-1.34 1.35-1.79 1.80-2.20
Thermal Conductivity           
K Factor                              

at 25 F
at 40 F
at 75 F

BTU/(hr.)
(sq.ft.)(F/in.)
  0.23
0.24
0.26
.22
.235
.255
.21
.22
.24
.20
.21
.23
Thermal Resistance at 25 F
at 40 F
at 75 F
at 1 inch thickness   4.35
4.17
3.85
4.54
4.25
3.92
4.76
4.55
4.17
5.00
4.76
4.35
Strength Properties
Compressive 10% Deformation
Flexural
Tensile
Shear
Shear Modulus
Modulus of Elasticity
  psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
D 1621
C 203
D 1623
D 723
_____
_____
10-14
25-30
16-20
18-22
280-320
180-220
13-18
30-38
17-21
23-25
370-410
250-310
15-21
40-50
18-22
26-38
460-500
320-360
25-33
50-75
23-27
33-27
600-640
460-500
Moisture Resistance
WVT
Absorption (vol.)
Capillarity
  perm. in
%
––––
  2.0-5.0
less than 4.0
none
1.5-3.5
less than 3.0
none
1.0-3.5
less than 3.0
none
0.6-2.0
less than 3.0
none
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion   in./(in.)(F) D696 0.000035 0.000035 0.000035 0.000035
Maximum Service Temperature
Long-term Exposure
Intermittent Exposure
      167
180
167
180
167
180
167
180
Oxygen Index   % D 2863 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0

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Section 2 GlobalBlock Installation & Technical Manual 9/2015 (13 MB)
Section 3 BuildDeck Roof & Floor Decking System Design, Engineering, and Installation Manual 1/2011 (5 MB)
Section 4 BuildBlock Hardwall Installation Manual 12/2015 (11 MB)
Section 5 ThermalSert & ThermalSert KD Manual 7/2014 (4 MB)
Section 6 BuildBrace ICF Bracing & Alignment System Manual 8/2015 (7 MB)
Section 7 BuildBuck ICF Window & Door Bucking Product & Installation Manual 12/2015 (7 MB)
Section 8 BuildShield Termite & Firestop Protection Product & Installation Manual 12/2015 (4 MB)
Section 9 BuildBlock ICF Products & Safe Room Engineering Manual 4/2016   (14 MB)
Section 10 BuildBlock CAD Details 10/2015 (17 MB)
Section 11A Prescriptive Method for Insulating Concrete Forms in Residential Construction, Second Edition 1/2002 (2 MB)
Section 11B Prescriptive Method for Insulating Concrete Forms in Residential Construction, Second Edition Appendix 1/2002   (2 MB)
Section 12 Prescriptive Method for Connecting Structural Insulated Panel Roofs to Concrete Wall Systems 5/2008 (519 kB)
Section 13 BuildBlock 03 11 19 CSI Specifications 10/2015 (55 kB)
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