SWRInstitute Releases Air Barrier Technical Bulletin

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The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) has released the latest addition to its Technical Bulletin Series about air barriers.

Like the other bulletins in the Technical Series, this issue outlines basic principles to help the end-user understand each component involved in various sealant, waterproofing and restoration systems. Specifically, Technical Bulletin #16: Air Barriers describes:

• How drainage water can move between a building’s exterior and interior components.

• Components of an air barrier system and how they impact a building’s health.

• Types of air barriers and how they work.

• Vapor retarders and the impact/role of vapor diffusion.

• Water-resistive barriers and their critical placement.

• Proper placement of air barriers, vapor retarders and water-resistive barriers.

Construction considerations.

Each bulletin uses easy-to-understand language and incorporates tables and photos to explain details. To purchase copies of Technical Bulletin #16: Air Barriers (or any others in the SWRInstitute’s Technical Bulletin series), contact the Institute at www.swrionline.org, or call 816.472.7974.

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