Air/Weather Barriers (AWB) control the unintended movement of air and moisture into and out of a building enclosure. Air/Weather Barrier systems are comprised of a number of materials which are assembled together to provide a complete barrier to air and water leakage through the building envelope. AWB’s essentially “wrap” the building shell and ensure that it protects the building from the effects of leakage. Air leakage can result in an increase in energy costs of up to 30-40% in heating climates and 10-15% in cooling climates.
The primary cause of moisture damage, in a commercial or residential building, is water intrusion through windows, doors and other exterior penetrations. In construction; flashings are installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure as well as direct water out of a structure. A Sealant is a viscous material that changes state to become solid, once applied, and is used to prevent the penetration of air, gas, noise, dust, fire, smoke or liquid from one location through a barrier into another. Salmon Bay carries a large inventory of Sealants and Flashings.
The use of Water Repellants in construction, especially in Seattle is a necessity. When the proper protection is applied to Concrete, Stone, Faux Stone, Precast and Masonry surfaces can withstand the elements beautifully. Salmon Bay has decades of experience with these water related issues and products. Let us help lead you protect your home, commercial building or business.