Concrete Cutting: Don’t Forget about the Dust! Jan 2017

One of the world’s most ancient building materials is taking the world by storm as the next big thing in home and commercial interior design: concrete. First used more than 8,000 years ago, concrete is gaining widespread popularity as a durable, moldable, creative medium for floors and countertops in homes and commercial spaces alike.

Builders, home designers and architects appreciate concrete’s chameleon-like ability to adapt any color, shape and texture you might imagine. Properly designed and sealed concrete is practically indestructible and a cinch to clean and maintain.

Silica Dust – The Concrete Installation Challenge

Working with concrete creates dust. With growing awareness of the potentially hazardous effects of silica dust, builders are beginning to turn their attention to dust protection. Concrete dust is much finer than sawdust, and so dust containment is an important consideration. This is where the ZipWall Dust Barrier System can help. A ZipWall® dust barrier can be set up in minutes without ladders, tape, or damage.

  • ZipWall spring-loaded poles work with ceilings up to 20-feet high, and can handle most ceiling types, including vaulted and dropped-ceilings.
  • ZipWall FoamRail™ products tightly seal a dust barrier along the ceiling, floor, and walls.
  • The new ZipWall Magnetic Door creates hands-free, self-closing access to the job site while maintaining an airtight barrier.
  • ZipDoor® kits quickly cover existing doors and provide an airtight seal with zippered access.
  • ZipWall Heavy Duty Zippers provide convenient entry in a plastic barrier.
  • The ZipWall Dust Barrier works with negative air pressure.

Concrete is a creative, durable, cost-effective medium. The need for keeping dust contained at the worksite is an important consideration when planning jobs and presenting to prospective clients. The ZipWall® Dust Barrier System makes it easy, with no ladders, tape or damage.