What happens when you blend the efficiency of closed cell spray foam and the durability of sprayed polyurea? You get polysealants! Polysealant from Sealant Technologies, Inc expands during installation to fill cavities, gaps, cracks and penetrations throughout the building envelope.
So what is an polyurethane sealant? A polyurethane sealant is an elastomeric material that allows for 25% - 50% movement. Sealants are used to fill gaps, to keep water and air at bay, to allow for expansion and contraction of building materials and to enhance aesthetics. Silicone and polyurethane are two popular types of sealants. Despite their common purpose, there are major differences between them.
Polysealants help block air infiltration, enhance thermal performance and manage moisture on insulation jobs of all sizes. When these air sealants are sprayed, they create an airtight and moisture-resistant seal using two components that quickly bond to common building substrates for a flexible, long-lasting seal. Using a spray on insulation to bridge the gaps in a home or other type of building can bring significant heating and cooling savings through reduced energy usage which makes them a leading aeroseal technology for the emerging air barrier market.
Brick walls are sturdy structures that are not only functional in weight support, but ruggedly aesthetic. Brick walls can be found inside a residential dwelling, separating two rooms or as an exterior facade. However, brick is porous and is not easily sealed. Moisture can easily seep into a building through a brick. To prevent moisture, which can lead to mold and mildew growth, you'll have find a way to seal air in order to stop the air transfer which is what a good air barrier will do.
You don't think about it much until you are about to purchase your next trailer or container and you begin to look at how they are constructed. The challenge is that in a lot of cases, most are built with cheap materials and the entire system leaks air. Like your house, if the trailer isn't tight and if there isn't any effort to make that trailer or container one solid envelope, then in the long run, it won't work effectively.
A conventional kiln is relatively simple to operate and maintain and it is a cost-effective technology for wood drying. The downside of this technology is energy efficiency. A conventional kiln consumes around 50% more energy than that required to evaporate the water. Energy consumption in a conventional kiln is required for moisture evaporation, heating the kiln and lumber, kiln ventilation, thermal losses, air leakage, and air humidification. Air barriers are effective ways to bring energy efficiency to any older wood kiln.
In the plumbing industry there’s been a way to prime and seal pvc pipe. It’s understood that “this is how you do it”. You purchase two cans of liquid; one primer and one cement, or plumbers’ glue. You open the primer and swab it on. You then open the cement and swab on the cement. AireBarrier does not work that way. A thin coat of this new sealant technology will create adhesion and block air and all of this can be done quickly at an affordable cost.