Trusted, State-of-the-art Firestop, Damper, and Swinging Fire Door Assembly Solutions for Healthcare and Commercial Facilities
Firestop systems prevent flames, toxic gases and smoke from passing through joints, gaps and other openings in fire-rated walls and floors.
Penetration surveys and inspections
Sealing of any disturbed fire-rated and smoke barrier walls
Construction and repair
Plumbing, electrical and mechanical penetrations
Telecommunication cable trays
Cable and fire sprinkler penetrations
Interior joint sealant installation, including fire-rated head-of-wall joints, curtain wall assemblies, fire-rated construction joints and non-rated sound barrier walls
Firestop - Installations, Rated barrier Reconstruction and Surveys
Swinging Fire Door Assembly - Inspections, Repairs, and Installations
Fire Door Assemblies are used as a part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire or smoke between compartments and to enable safe egress in the event of a fire.
DeCosta Construction Specialties, Inc. offers fire door services to Healthcare, Ambulatory Care and all other types of building occupancies in the Mid-Atlantic area. Our program is designed to meet the codes and standards (NFPA 101 and NFPA 80) enforced by AHJ’s. As a member of the Door Hardware Institute, DeCosta Construction Specialties, Inc. employees are well trained and informed personnel.
Fire Door Services
Annual swinging fire door assembly inspections
Fire door deficiency repairs
Fire door replacement and installation
Roll down and sliding door inspections
Are you Swinging Fire Door Compliant?
Top Ten Deficiencies on Swinging Doors
Painted or missing fire door labels
Poor clearance dimensions around the perimeter of the door in the closed position
Kick down door holders
Auxiliary hardware items that interfere with the intended function of the door (barrel bolts and dead bolts, etc.)
Fire doors blocked to stay in the open position
Area surrounding the fire door assembly blocked by furniture, equipment and/or boxes
Broken, defective or missing hardware items (latch bolts and/or strike plated, closer arms, cover plates, etc.)
Fire exit hardware installed on doors that are not labeled for use with fire exit hardware
Missing or incorrect fasteners
Bottom flush bolts that do not project 1/2" into the strike
Dampers - Inspections, Repairs, and Installations
Fire and smoke dampers help prevent the spread of fire or smoke where supply and return ducts penetrate fire or smoke rated walls and floors.
How can DeCosta Construction help?
DeCosta Construction Specialties installs and repairs fire, smoke and combination dampers for existing construction, retrofit and renovation projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. We are well-versed in damper inspection and building code and requirements and use only the highest-quality materials.
Fire and smoke damper testing
Installation (fire, smoke or combination)
Repair, including actuator and link replacement
Rated wall and floor sweep to locate new damper or non-damper ductwork not shown on supplied plans
Documentation - Detailed inspections and repair reports
Our Barrier and Damper Documentation Programs are specifically designed to satisfy your documentation and compliance needs and give you peace of mind.
Secure, comprehensive documentation
Detailed record of all work completed
Summary of every fixed penetration, wall repair and wall build
Before and after pictures
Plotting of found and fixed penetrations, wall repairs and wall builds on a set of life safety prints
Reports can be filtered by building, floor, area and/or item.
These reports can then serve as third-party verification that your building’s fire barriers have been surveyed and/or repaired to keep your building compliant.
Full audit trail
Fire Damper Install
Fire Barrier Duct Wrap Install
Head of Wall Joint Assembiles
DeCosta in House Training
Rated Wall Surveys and Inspections
Shaft Reconstruction and Repair
Duct Retaining Angle
A Reputation for Excellence
A family-owned business founded in 1998, DeCosta Construction Specialties, Inc., is an industry leader in passive fire protection and fire damper inspections. Our client base extends throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and our talented, dedicated crew of certified technicians focuses exclusively on firestopping, dampers and life safety construction.
Aside from our extensive industry experience, we offer an honest approach and superior, unfailing dedication to our clients’ needs.
Join Our Team!
We are looking for high-octane winners to join our team of talented installers. You will get the best training in the business and the support of a super team.
To apply for a job with DeCosta Construction Specialties,Inc. please send a cover letter together with resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All replies held in strict confidence.
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 410-391-3331 or Email us:
DeCosta Construction Specialties, Inc.
9600 Pulaski Park Dr.
Middle River, MD 21220