Product Focus On Waterproofing/Wrbs/Rainscreen
Fortifiber Building Systems
WeatherSmart Drainable is a scientifically-advanced weather-resistive barrier incorporating patented technology that delivers exceptional drainage performance. The product takes it to the next level by adding patented technology that channels liquid away from the wall assembly with greater than 95 percent efficiency. With a perm rating of 15, the WRB design provides architects and builders with the ideal level of vapor permeability. Protected by a 10-year limited warranty, it is available in 5-, 9- and 10-foot wide rolls by 125 lineal feet. For information, visit fortifiber.com.
Above/Below Grade Waterproofing
MFM Building Products
SubSeal is an advanced 40 or 60 mil, self-adhering waterproofing membrane that is engineered to be a multi-purpose sheet suitable for vertical or horizontal applications. These membranes are designed for extreme moisture protection and aggressively bond to poured concrete and other building materials to eliminate the movement of water under the membrane. Designed for use on features such as through-wall flashings, windows, sills, pot shelves, parapet walls and many other applications, the product meets ASTM D 1970 and ICC-ES ESR 2783. Visit mfmbp.com. for more information.
Enhanced Rainscreen and Ventilation Mats
The company has announced performance enhancements to its WaterWay Rainscreen and Ventilation Mats. The new generation of Filter Fabric functions like an extra layer of housewrap surpassing water holdout requirements for weather resistive barriers, while providing a perm-rating in excess of 200. This fabric also offers the industry’s highest level of UV resistance allowing extended installation time on. For more information, visit stucoflex.com.
Elastomeric Waterproof Membrane
WeatherSeal Spray & Roll-On is a ready-to-use, 100 percent acrylic elastomeric waterproof membrane and air barrier that can be rolled, brushed or spray applied. It can be used to treat wall joints and flash rough openings with the use of embedded fabric. It is extremely flexible, as it can bridge cracks and accommodate small movements up to 1/32-inch (.8 mm). The product is code approved for use under EIFS, stucco or any code approved cladding (ESR 2045) and is an ABAA certified air barrier designed to maximize energy efficiency. For more information, visit parex.com/products.pl.
Cement-based Waterproof Coating
Super Blockade is a cement-based waterproof coating that stands up to hydrostatic pressure in applications like retaining walls, pools, basements, and public works, above and below grade. Made with a sophisticated blend of hydrophobic polymers, the product should be considered a “go-to” waterproofing product over cement substrates. For more information, visit merlex.com.