Step-by-Step: Erecting a Dust Barrier

Step-by-Step: Erecting a Dust Barrier

Jeff Whittemore, of ZipWall, offers a step-by-step guide on setting up a professional dust barrier.

Grinding, sanding, sawing and cutting all result in fine dust that will find its way into the smallest corners of a residence or commercial space if given the opportunity. A comprehensive dust barrier system provides professional contractors with a quick and easy way to keep dust contained and keep customers happy. One person working alone can set it up in minutes with no ladders, tape or damage.

Professional contractors need a dust barrier system that offers the flexibility to meet practically any dust barrier installation challenge. These include setting up a plastic dust barrier, setting up a re-usable-fabric dust barrier, creating an entry in a barrier, creating a room within a room, covering a door, or sealing a barrier without tape – to name a few.

Dust barriers have been the exclusive focus of ZipWall for the past twenty years. Every product is carefully designed to offer contractors a dust barrier solution that presents a professional image to customers while being fast and easy to set up and take down in a matter of minutes

The spring-loaded poles work with ceilings up to 20-feet high and can handle most ceiling types, including vaulted and dropped-ceilings.  FoamRail products tightly seal a dust barrier along the ceiling, floor, and walls, whilst Heavy Duty Zippers provide convenient entry in a plastic barrier. ZipFast reusable fabric offers an environmentally friendly alternative to polythene sheeting, as well as privacy on both sides of the barrier.

Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up a working barrier using reusable panels (disposable polythene sheeting can be used instead):

  1. Prepare the barrier according to the size you need by zipping together ZipFast reusable panels. The panels are constructed out of tough nylon fabric.
  2. Lock the edge of the barrier panel to the head of the pole by snapping the plate into place.
  3. Raise the pole with the attached barrier to the ceiling. The spring-loaded poles are strong and light-weight, and telescope for ceilings up to 20 feet.
  4. Compress the spring at the top of the pole, and twist to lock it into place. Raise the poles one at a time. Pole height is easy to adjust for any job, including vaulted ceilings.
  5. To tightly seal the barrier at the ceiling, attach a FoamRail tapeless seal to the head of a pole.
  6. Raise the FoamRail seal to the ceiling and twist the pole to lock it into place.
  7. To seal the barrier at the wall, attach a SideClamp wall mount to the FoamRail
  8. Unzip the ZipFast door panel and roll it up to create an entryway.
  9. In just minutes, your barrier is set, providing effective dust protection, privacy, and peace of mind.

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