The Science...

Multi-family dwellings are subject to pressure forces that cause moisture problems that deteriorate insulation R-values as well as inhabitant air quality. When air passes freely through gaps in the building envelope it carries moisture that condensates within the walls, causing the perfect environment for mold spores to breed. The draftier these structures are, the more condensation occurs...and the less likely the walls will naturally dry out and return the home to acceptable living conditions.

The Solution...

Proper air-barrier solutions block these drafts with materials that are appropriately durable and flexible, depending on the location and purpose. Failing to use the right solution for each unique situation brings the structure that much closer to failing the Building Codes' stringent pressure tests, and worse, causes problems throughout the life of the building and it's inhabitants.