AquaKor™ Technology transforms the entire gypsum sheathing into a water-resistive and air barrier (WRB-AB). Our proprietary, one-of-a-kind technology reduces the number of steps required to meet the performance requirements of your exterior wall system. Here's what you need to know:
The water-resistive and air barrier (WRB-AB) is infused into the system instead of being applied over traditional sheathing.
DensElement® Barrier System with AquaKor™ Technology integrates WRB-AB attributes directly into its core. This eliminates the need for building wraps, peel-and-stick membranes or fluid-applied membranes to meet the performance requirements of your exterior wall system.
AquaKor™ Technology transforms the entire gypsum sheathing into a WRB-AB by integrating the fiberglass mat and gypsum core to form a monolithic, hydrophobic surface that blocks bulk water but allows vapor to pass through.
The integrated system eliminates a step, reducing the threat of installation errors.
Traditional WRB-AB systems applied over the sheathing can be improperly installed. The additional step can lead to problems such as rips in the building wrap or fluid-applied membranes that are too thin, which can affect the performance of the building envelope. The simplicity of installation results in drying buildings faster.
You're already using sheathing. Why make your water-resistive and air barrier an extra step?
In a third-party time-motion study of a sample three story assembly, the DensElement® Barrier System with AquaKor™ Technology installed 40% faster than a typical fluid-applied WRB-AB system and 25% faster than a typical building wrap system.*
* The results presented reflect the findings on specific construction assemblies. under test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on the system, the building, the installation methods, and other factors.