The Importance of Air Barrier Systems

Air barrier systems applied to new masonry can help prevent air, vapor, and water from leaking into, or out of, a building enclosure. Moisture-laden air is barred from entering the building enclosure. If this is not administered, moisture-laden air can migrate into the building assembly, and when cooled to its dew point, this water vapor turns to liquid water. This liquid water can corrode metals in the building assembly, provide one of the ingredients needed for mold growth, and saturate building materials such as fibrous insulations, gypsum wall board, and wood.

We work directly with your contractor to coordinate the timing of air barrier system installation to ensure proper procedures and protocols are followed. From concepting design to execution of blueprints, it is imperative to match the system with the material in construction. Varieties of membranes, sheathing, wraps, boardstock, foam, etc. need to be analyzed to the correct specifications.

Attempting to remedy air barrier issues after-the fact can prove costly, just as any after manufacture add-on requires piecemealing the original design. At James G. Staat Tuckpointing Inc., we are trained to identity problematic circumstances and make the necessary adjustments to ensure a proper installation. We take the time to do it right the first time – measure twice, seal once!

We are members of the Air Barrier Association of America and received their Quality Assurance Program Excellence Award on March 25th, 2014; awarded for demonstrating a high level of quality installations, professionalism, and in meeting the high standards set by the ABAA Quality Assurance Program for air barriers during 2013.

Key Benefits of James G. Staat Tuckpointing Inc. Air Barrier Systems

Certified up-to-date training on installation, continuously enhancing education with new techniques and best industry practices, self-adherence training and training to address building code requisites, audits and best practices.

Extensive inventory for timely installation, with all products up-to-date and ready for application.

Our ingenuity and efficiencies offer modern strategies to align your project with our vast knowledge of industry best practices and years of experienced, complex historical restoration and new construction projects. With our inventory of up-to-date equipment, we can configure access to a building with the least amount of interruption to building ownership.

Our team is constantly keeping up-to-date with training and continuing education from manufacturers and union training programs, to stay alert and knowledgeable on the latest advances and techniques available in our industry. You won’t find a better team who genuinely cares about the goals of the project and takes pride in their work on a daily basis.

Project managers to provide revelatory guidance on substrates and the corresponding action needed to ensure adherence for longevity of the life cycle of the product.

Close relationships with preservation consultants provide us with a cutting edge in historical tuckpointing projects. We also stand by our relationships with our vendors in professional, historical preservation techniques and products.

Staat, Inc. has completed some of the largest and most prestigious historical preservation projects in the greater Midwest - Missouri, Illinois and Iowa to name a few, as well as national collaborations with various contractors. The historical value that is innate to these buildings is multiplied when we create the renovation that brings them back to life and adds to their longevity. We take modern concepts, paired with contemporary products to create a unique blueprint to solve some of the most challenging historical renovation projects in the 21st century.

We have a large team of masonry artisans who are timely, courteous, and efficient with an unmatched level of quality in the trade and dedication to detail.  Our vast knowledge of the variety of restoration project types and processes, allows us to say with confidence, that we can handle your masonry restoration project, whatever the size or scope of work; with targeted resourcefulness, we are able to offer our services to work with your budget.