Eliminate Backlog with a Simple Change to Your Construction ProcessBilly Pell
As the construction industry looks to reopen, making up for lost time and revenue is critical. While work may have slowed or come to a halt, project deadlines and new starts have stacked up for many contractors. This has created headaches and uncertainty around how owners will catch up and meet expectations. Now more than ever, contractors need to seek innovative methods to overcome these obstacles and propel their businesses forward.
Air sealing lies at the heart of any successful build. Even prior to COVID-19, AeroBarrier was being used by contractors and builders to stay on schedule, and even make up for lost time. How, you ask? AeroBarrier brings flexibility and efficiency to any build process by turning an unpredictable, manual task into a consistent, dependable process.
AeroBarrier is a process that involves simple prep to cover any designed openings or finished surfaces, arrangement of up to 8 tripods (16 nozzles) around the build that supply the sealant, and quick set-up of a blower door that is used as both the sealant transporter and test verification. From there, a click of the mouse activates both the blower door and nozzles, and your air sealing is underway. The positive pressure from the blower door forces the sealant to all the leakage around the build, even those that would otherwise go unnoticed to the human eye. You can then easily monitor and see the air leakage reduction in real time on the computer, ensuring you hit whatever target you set – No more guesswork!
Minimal labor. With CDC guidelines limiting the number of people on site, labor efficiency and effectiveness are key. With AeroBarrier, 2 technicians in most cases, easily prepare the space while abiding by CDC guidelines. The nozzles located around the build conduct all the sealing, and CDC restrictions do not apply to nozzles. One person operating the computer now takes the place of essentially 8 workers with greater efficiency.
Added flexibility. Current CDC restrictions have greatly diminished productivity and make scheduling various trades to complete a project a nightmare. AeroBarrier can be applied at rough in or prior to occupancy. If the project can be pressurized, it can be sealed. The different sub-contractors can now completely focus on their task instead of adding the concern of air sealing to their plate. Once the sealing begins, it takes less than 2 hours and the safe, non-toxic sealant permits re-entry in as little as 30 minutes. This flexibility allows your project to quickly meet code and stay ahead of schedule.
No re-work. The last thing any contractor or builder needs right now are additional schedule delays, especially those caused by a failed blower door test right at final inspection. Aerobarrier’s one step sealing process is guaranteed to reach any code or requirement. If you use it pre-sheet rock, then you easily establish an air tightness foundation that only improves as finished surfaces are installed. If you worry about a trade finishing their work and forgetting their part of the air sealing puzzle, which is more likely under the time crunch we face now, then AeroBarrier can easily come in and fix it without costly tear out and rework.
In short, AeroBarrier will keep your projects ahead of schedule by allowing your contractors to be more efficient during this time and affording you guaranteed air sealing results before at any stage of the build without any costly or timely rework. Remove scheduling headaches, improve labor efficiency, cut down on air sealing time and eliminate your project backlog with AeroBarrier.