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Sealing Without Stickum: Gaskets Make a Place for Themselves

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 16, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Aug 15, 2012

Author name:  Peter Yost Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights Compressible gaskets keep air and water barriers continuous without liquid sealants or adhesive tapes. But they don’t all last equally well. This Holst Architecture-designed Passive House project, Karuna House , includes gasketing on the sill plate—common in Northern Europe for decades but fairly new to the U.S. Photo Credit: Hammer & Hand In the U.S., we tend to put a lot of faith in caulks, tapes, and wet-applied sealants. But in Europe it’s a different story. Some Gaskets can be used in place of tapes or liquid sealants, mainly as part of residential air barrier systems. According to Lee Jaslow of Conservation Technologies , a leading U.S. distributor of high-performance gaskets and one of the high-performance gasket listings in GreenSpec , the market for gaskets in residential construction is small but growing, with increased interest due to high-performance rating systems such as Passive House. read more




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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