Stop costly uncontrolled air leakage by sealing gaps, cracks and holes in the building envelope with BASF Foam Sealants. Improve energy efficiency and durability. Reduce tenant complaints by providing a safer, healthier, more comfortable indoor environment.
"Despite common assumptions that envelope air leakage is not significant in office and other commercial buildings, measurements have shown that these buildings are subject to larger infiltration rates than commonly believed. Infiltration in commercial buildings can have many negative consequences, including reduced thermal comfort, interference with the proper operation of mechanical ventilation systems, degraded indoor air quality, moisture damage of building envelope components and increased energy consumption." — Excerpt from the 2005 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report, Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Air tightness on HVAC Energy Use.
Insulate 'hard-to-build' areas
Two-component polyurethane insulating air sealants and one-component polyurethane foam sealants are installed from within the building structure to seal and insulate 'hard-to-build' areas, such as windows, doors, penetrations, parapets and soffits to create insulating air barrier system continuity from the foundation up through the walls and across the roof.
New construction or retrofit, insulating air sealants contribute to:
Improved energy efficiency
Reduced moisture transmission
Reduced chance of mold and mildew growth
Improved smoke control in emergencies
BASF Foam Sealants are approved by the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) to meet and exceed Code requirements.