Here is an excellent article from the International Firestop Council discussing the common firestop deficiencies. There is so much more to add to this, but it is a great start. If you can stope these things from happening on your projects you have gotten off to a great start. It is 10 years old, but sadly not much has change with regard to this topic. Here is the article. You can always check out our classic mistakes tab as well. As the posts continue we will delve into WHY all of these issues are such a problem. Its not just because “its not right”, its because it will fail and a fire may be allowed to spread prematurely. The more you understand about how firestop is tested the easier it will be to remember these critical elements. As these posts continue we will get into that as well. Stay tuned friends and together we can make a colossal impact on the level of life safety of your projects as well as mine! If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask.