The Hydro-Seal™ floor moisture-mitigation system has been announced by Formulators, Inc. The system includes flooring adhesives, primer and membrane coatings engineered to work together to achieve five-year warranted moisture-resistance of up to 12 pounds moisture-vapor-emission-rate at a cost of approximately 65 cents per square foot. Hydro-Seal is the first and only comprehensive floor moisture-mitigation system to be third-party certified for Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), FloorScore and LEED credits for low-emitting materials.
All Hydro-Seal moisture-mitigation products resist microbial growth, are free of VOCs, exhibit bond strengths up to 300% stronger than similar products, and are performance-warranted for five years. Hydro-Seal adhesives are available for VCT, sheet vinyl, rubber, wood, cork, bamboo and other floor coverings. Hydro-Seal primer and membrane coatings dry quickly and allow for same day installation.
Hydro-Seal adhesives are formulated to resist a minimum of 8 pounds moisture-vapor-emission-rate (MVER) per thousand square feet per 24 hours at pH 10 and 85% insitu relative humidity per ASTM F1869, F710 and F2170 standards. Combining Hydro-Seal adhesives with Hydro-Seal primer and membrane coatings results in five year performance-warranted moisture-resistance levels of from 10 to 12 pounds at a cost of approximately 65 cents per square foot.
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) facilitates the design, construction and operation of schools whose environments are energy and resource efficient and healthy. FloorScore, developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute and Scientific Certification Systems, tests and certifies flooring and adhesive products for compliance with rigorous indoor air quality emissions requirements.