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The Key to Keeping Building Projects on Track

DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer: The Key to Keeping Building Projects on Track

Builder Working using long handle roller brush to apply primer

In the world of construction, moisture control is a paramount concern. Moisture intrusion can lead to a host of problems, from structural damage to unhealthy living conditions. For new builds, the proper management of moisture is critical to ensuring the longevity and safety of a structure. Enter DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer, a revolutionary product that has been a game-changer in the construction industry. In this article, we will explore how DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer can help keep building projects on track by effectively managing moisture and drying out building envelopes.

Understanding the Building Envelope

Before delving into the benefits of DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer, it’s essential to grasp the concept of the building envelope. The building envelope refers to the physical boundary between the interior and exterior of a structure. It includes the walls, roof, foundation, windows, doors, and all components that separate the inside from the outside environment. A well-constructed building envelope is crucial for preventing moisture intrusion and energy loss.

Laying the foundation. New project build. Water in the buiding envelope

The Challenge of Moisture in New Builds

In new construction projects, ensuring that the building envelope is watertight is a top priority. Moisture can infiltrate a building through various means, such as rain, humidity, and groundwater. If not properly managed, this moisture can lead to a host of problems, including:

Mold and Mildew Growth: Excess moisture can create the ideal conditions for mold and mildew to flourish, which can compromise indoor air quality and pose health risks.

Water coming in through the walls of the building project

Structural Damage: Moisture can weaken structural elements like wood, concrete, and steel, leading to costly repairs and potential safety hazards.

Decreased Energy Efficiency: Moisture infiltration can reduce the insulation properties of building materials, leading to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills.

Aesthetic Issues: Moisture can cause paint and finishes to peel, blister, or discolor, negatively impacting the appearance of the structure.

How DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer Helps

DRYLOK Wet Wall Bonding Primer

DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer is a specially formulated primer designed to address these moisture-related challenges in existing construction and new builds. Here’s how it works:

DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer has been voted for 3 years as Number 1 Builder Brand Leader for DRYLOK® Exterior Foundation Waterproofing (Construction Phase). United Gilsonite Laboratories doesn’t recommend applying DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofing to wet surfaces because too wet a surface retards the proper cure of the waterproofer. Because of this, UGL® developed DRYLOK Wet Wall Bonding Primer. DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding primer can be applied to a wet surface and to hot concrete as well. This eliminates waiting for the building envelope to dry out and finishing work to continue.

Moisture Management: By sealing the building envelope with DRYLOK®, the primer helps maintain optimal moisture levels within the structure. This prevents the buildup of excess humidity that can lead to mold and mildew growth.

Improved Indoor Air Quality: With moisture under control, indoor air quality is improved, creating a healthier living environment for occupants.

Enhanced Durability: DRYLOK® reinforces the strength of building materials, reducing the risk of structural damage over time.

Energy Efficiency: A properly sealed building envelope helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures, reducing the strain on heating and cooling systems and improving overall energy efficiency.

Aesthetic Benefits: DRYLOK®‘s smooth, uniform finish provides an ideal surface for paint and other finishes, ensuring the longevity and appearance of the interior surfaces.

DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer has emerged as a crucial tool in the construction industry for maintaining moisture control in new builds. By effectively sealing the building envelope and preventing moisture intrusion, DRYLOK® helps keep building projects on track by ensuring the durability, energy efficiency, and overall health of the structure. In a world where moisture-related issues can lead to costly delays and repairs, DRYLOK® Wet Wall Bonding Primer is a true ally for builders and homeowners alike, ensuring that construction projects stay on schedule and within budget while delivering a safe and comfortable living space.