A Complete Guide to Temporary Construction Walls

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Commercial construction spending has risen steadily in the first half of 2022. Increased activity brings a growing number of projects to coordinate. Construction and renovation projects in commercial, industrial, and healthcare settings have particular challenges.

Temporary construction walls can help you overcome some of these issues. Temporary walls can help contain dust, debris, and noise. They help ensure that operations can continue in the rest of the facility.

Learn more about temporary construction walls and how they can benefit your project.

Benefits of Temporary Construction Walls

Temporary construction walls are useful in many ways. They’re a good fit for worksites in healthcare, institutional, commercial, or industrial settings.

Contain Dust and Debris

Construction projects create a large amount of dust and debris. This contamination is especially problematic during renovations or expansions of existing facilities. It can spread beyond the construction site into clean areas of the building.

Temporary construction walls can prevent contamination. They protect workers in the rest of the facility.

A temporary barrier wall can minimize the possibility of damage to equipment from dust exposure. It can help prevent product contamination in production facilities.

Reduce Noise

Construction and renovation projects are very noisy. They involve the use of tools and equipment plus the additional traffic from construction personnel. This can create a difficult working environment for employees near the construction zone.

Temporary wall systems can significantly reduce the amount of noise pollution in the rest of the facility. They create a quieter, more comfortable environment.

Avoid Shutdowns

Some facilities have critical areas that can’t shut down. This is especially true for healthcare facilities.

Manufacturing plants may have essential production lines that must keep running. Restaurants and retail businesses can face shortfalls if they have to stop operations.

Temporary wall systems let you isolate the construction zone. You can continue working in the rest of the facility and avoid a total shutdown.

Manage Traffic

Managing the flow of people around a construction zone can be challenging. Temporary wall panels block off construction areas to non-workers. They can direct people through the facility.

This improves safety and provides a better experience.

Types of Temporary Construction Walls

You can choose from different types of temporary construction barriers. They each have advantages depending on your project.

Wall Panels

Temporary wall panels are available in several widths. An adjustable upper panel slides up to match the height of the ceiling. Barrier system panels let you enclose large areas quickly.

Wall panels have a lightweight aluminum frame. The panels are polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate is strong and resistant to impacts.


An anteroom provides total room isolation and containment. An anteroom system has a buffer zone between the controlled pressurized space and an adjoining area. A walled system with a door separates the two spaces.

Setting Up Temporary Construction Walls

Temporary walls are easy and quick to install. You can set up an Edge Guard panel in around 2 minutes. The wall panels have a self-leveling channel on the bottom for uneven floors.

You can adjust the height of the panels by loosening the knobs on each side and sliding the upper panel up to the ceiling. Then retighten the knobs.

Edge Guard panels come with the grid clips and camlocks you’ll need to complete the installation.

Know Your Construction Wall Options

An effective dust containment system is important for your construction or renovation project. It protects workers, other building occupants, and equipment in the facility. Temporary construction walls are a reliable way to contain dust and debris.

Edge Guard has been supplying high-quality modular panels since 2009. Our cost-effective solutions are sturdy and reusable. Contact us today to talk about your construction wall options.