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How to Prevent Mold Around Windows Using Silicone Sealants with Biocides

Condensation which naturally collects on window surfaces can cause significant damage to a structure if it makes its way into the insulated glass unit (IGU) or wall cavity. Prolonged moisture can also create the ideal environment for the unsightly buildup of mold, mildew and fungus, with their potential health risks.

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Top 4 Reasons for Using ICFs for Exterior Wall Construction

Like many of you, my entire career has been in the construction industry. So when I was first introduced to Insulated ...
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Improving Building Envelope Connectivity with Preconstruction Meetings

As research and testing has expanded in recent years, so too has the awareness around the importance of connectivity ...
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Tear Propagation of Silicone Sheets: The Importance of Knotty Tear

All precured silicone sheets are not the same. Despite similar appearances and chemistries, there are considerable ...
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Embracing Insulated Brick Veneers From a Life-Long Mason

The traditional masonry field has gone virtually unchanged for centuries. If it works, don’t fix it. As a life-long ...

The 7 Must-Ask Questions to Achieve Proper Drainage

In my territory in Florida, drains and drainage are increasingly becoming an issue when dealing with our waterproofing ...
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The Importance of Maintaining Proper Sealant Joints

As part of comprehensive building maintenance, the owner and facility manager have countless items to oversee, ...

Solving Winter Construction Challenges with ICFs

For any build team, the winter months and cold climates pose additional challenges, such as excess moisture, difficult ...
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'Nominal' vs. 'Effective' R-Values

The thermal efficiency of a material is commonly measured by its R-value. Values are evaluated for materials and ...
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Adhesion and Compatibility: How Both Affect Critical Connections

When choosing the appropriate sealant for any building application, it’s important to understand the compatibility and ...