AeroBarrier Makes Short Work of Multifamily Compartmentalization
Air Sealing Technology Eliminates Issues with Difficult Multifamily Detail
Shared walls, or party walls, between multifamily homes are an issue for builders and homeowners alike. They are more difficult to air seal effectively, leading to issues when trying to meet code. Sealing party wall leaks is called compartmentalization. And research from the University of Toronto shows up to 20 percent of a neighbors’ air can transfer into a home through a shared wall. That’s why sounds and smells seem to infiltrate multifamily homes so easily.
Up to 20 percent of a neighbors’ air can transfer into a home through a shared wall
The issue has been accepted as unavoidable, with no reliable solution, until AeroBarrier. By sealing the various gaps in shared walls, odors from air infiltration are stopped and sounds are also mitigated.
“Going into a fully-furnished unit with AeroBarrier, you can hear the difference. It signals you’re in a well built, quality home.” — Josh Roy
This issue isn’t always high on the builder’s or the homeowner’s list of concerns – if at all. But Josh Roy, Wasatch Group’s Vice President of Sustainability, has seen AeroBarrier’s sound mitigation improve the homebuying experience.
“Going into a fully-furnished unit with AeroBarrier, you notice the difference,” said Roy. “It helps signal you’re in a well built, quality home.”