Balco Inc

Installer Network


Balco Certified Installer Program

Balco has a reputation for exemplary training of our personnel, independent rep network, architects,engineers and certified installers of our products. Certified installers are the foundation of our success in the field. We concentrate on two separate product lines for certification; Expansion Joint Cover assemblies which include fire barriers, architectural expansion joints and parking exterior joints and Photoluminescent (PL) Egress products which includes stair nosings, handrails, demarcation, obstruction markings, directional signage and floor identification signage. Balco conducts sessions in our new training center at our headquarters in Wichita, Kansas USA. We also have a state of the art video conference system for online training sessions. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Balco Certified Installer.

Expansion Joint Cover Certified Installer Program

Balco trains subcontractors in the methods of verifying and preparation of construction materials, field measurement, tools of the trade and the basic understanding of fire rated, elastomeric and metal expansion joint cover assemblies. Installation techniques include project specific applications like hospitals, parking garages, schools, hotels and many other buildings. Explanation of various warranties such as material defects and joint and several warranties are also covered in order to equip subcontractors with a well-rounded knowledge base of the product and appropriate application.

Photoluminescent Egress Markings for Stairwells Install Program

Balco trains subcontractors in the methods of verifying preparation of stairwell materials as well as international building codes and test standards, proper locations for markings and signage in egress stairwells and exit pathways. Photoluminescent PL Egress markings are required in new construction as well as upgrades to existing buildings and renovations or additions. PL egress products are found in high rise construction of 7 stories or more but markings are also common in hospitals, schools, stadiums and dormitories.

Recertification Program

Installers who have successfully completed a Balco certified program must recertify every 3 years. Recertification can typically be done by a video interview and abbreviated training session in order to make sure the individual is up to date on Balco products.