by Brianna Crandall — June 21, 2019 — Sto Corp., an innovative provider of claddings, air barriers, coatings, and restoration systems worldwide, announces the introduction of Sto RapidGuard. The new product is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.
Karine Galla, product manager for Sto Corp., stated:
The material is fast-drying, and its flexible coverage makes it easy to provide high-quality air and moisture control across multiple applications. It gets the job done quickly and enables applicators to finish their work despite potentially adverse weather conditions.
Costly shutdowns due to rain can be avoided because Sto RapidGuard adheres to damp substrates without blistering or increasing drying time. The product can even be installed down to near-freezing temperatures.
Sto RapidGuard has excellent elongation, allowing it to bridge cracks and seams in wall construction without tearing or compromising the established air and moisture barrier. It works seamlessly with Sto waterproofing air barrier membranes, and is compatible with concrete, concrete masonry, brick, gypsum sheathing, wood, galvanized material, and cement-based sheathings.
Because Sto RapidGuard is a single-component product, there is no need for tape, mesh or fabric, and it can be easily applied without the use of special tools or applicator training, notes the company.
For more information about Sto RapidGuard, available now in the US and Canada, visit the Sto website.