H.B. Fuller Construction Products Unveils Revolutionary Moisture Vapor Barrier
Industry’s First One-Part Liquid-Based Moisture Vapor Barrier Available To Market
AURORA, IL… H.B. Fuller Construction Products announces the latest innovation in moisture mitigation with the introduction of a new moisture vapor barrier: TEC® LiquiDam EZ™. The product, which is available for distribution throughout U.S. and Canada, is the first of its kind, building upon the company’s current moisture mitigation flagship product, TEC® LiquiDam™.
This new moisture mitigation system from H.B. Fuller Construction Products was developed with the contractor – and their time-constraints – in mind. When time is tight and moisture mitigation is critical, any delay can have significant effects on the overall project schedule. TEC® LiquiDam EZ™ can help save steps in application with its one-part, liquid-based moisture vapor barrier formula. This new “EZ” product holds up in demanding moisture situations and allows for shorter installation time.
“H.B. Fuller Construction Products moisture vapor barriers provide a solution by eliminating time-consuming steps in the installation process, while still providing the best possible protection against even the most severe moisture issues,” says Tom Sheridan, Vice President of PCI FlorTech, a Starnet® and Warranty Install contractor.
LiquiDam EZ™ offers these efficient and timely benefits while continuing to provide high quality moisture mitigation. It protects flooring systems from damage caused by severe moisture and alkalinity, and can be hand stirred and then directly applied onto green concrete up to 100% RH. The single-component formula dries in a quick 4-5 hours, allowing for same day flooring installation.
With similar efficiencies to the original hard-working LiquiDam™, shot blasting may not be required when LiquiDam EZ™ is applied to clean, sound concrete, including burnished concrete. Additionally, LiquiDam EZ™ doesn’t require priming before TEC® surface preparation products are applied — eliminating application steps.
Ideal for use with other TEC® surface prep and adhesive products, LiquiDam EZ™ is available in 5 gallon plastic pails, and can be resealed so product doesn’t go to waste. The one-part formula meets the ASTM E96 standard and has less than 0.10 permeability rating for moisture vapor barriers. Its low VOC contributes to LEED® project points.
H.B. Fuller Construction Products has been an innovator in the moisture mitigation field since 2008, with the introduction of the original TEC® The LiquiDAM® and CHAPCO’S DEFENDER® moisture vapor barriers. Since then, more than 18 million square feet of H.B. Fuller Construction Products moisture vapor barriers have been installed. The new LiquiDam EZ™ product draws on that strong foundation, while offering increased efficiencies in stringent moisture mitigation installations.
As a leader in moisture mitigation, H.B. Fuller Construction Products uses vigorous product testing and backs their moisture mitigation solutions with a 25-year limited system warranty* for TEC® LiquiDam™ and LiquiDam EZ™.
LiquiDam EZ™ is also available in its sister-brand, CHAPCO® Defender EZ™.
For more information about TEC®, visit www.tecspecialty.com.
*For warranty details, see your sales associate or tecspecialty.com
About H.B. Fuller Construction Products
H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc. is a leading provider of technologically advanced construction materials and solutions to the commercial, industrial and residential construction industry. Named “one of the world’s most ethical companies” by Ethisphere in 2013, and headquartered in Aurora, IL, the company's recognized and trusted brands – TEC®, CHAPCO®, Grout Boost®, ProSpec®, Foster®, and others – are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers. For more information, visit www.hbfuller-cp.com.