Common Questions

How does the AeroBarrier Sealing System work?

AeroBarrier is an interior applied air sealing system that seals all building envelope leaks up to 1/2". The waterborne acrylic sealant is applied by pressuring a targeted building area, then spraying the aerosolized sealant into the pressurized space. The sealant is self-guided to the edges of visible and invisible leaks creating a seal, not by packing the gap but by accumulating a crossed the surface of leaks. Designed to deposit in leaks and not on vertical surfaces, the sealant is applied within 60-90 minutes and dries before system cleanup is complete, allowing construction to resume shortly after the process is complete with little to no impact on standard construction schedules. The system measures the envelope leakage in real-time, enabling the system to dial-in specific requirements for air leakage and guarantee the results.

What markets/areas does ConsumeSmart Technologies provide home sealing services?

ConsumeSmart Technologies, LLC is based in Oxford, Mississippi and services throughout the North Mississippi area, south of Memphis, TN from the Arkansas border to the west, Alabama border to the east, while servicing the are north of Highway 82 at Winona. Mississippi. We will consider large projects throughout the state of Mississippi. 

What stage of construction is air sealing/AeroBarrier applied?

Envelope sealing my be applied any time between rough-in and occupancy. The ideal time to apply home air sealing services is rough-in or post-drywall. Other factors that affect sealing application are building process and climate zone. 

What is the material utilized in the application of the AeroBarrier product?

The AeroBarrier sealant is based on a waterborne acrylic that has been used as a fluid-applied permeable air barrier for many years. The sealant is GREENGUARD Gold certified and has been tested according to various ASTM standards and NFPA 285, for fire spread, smoke production, adhesion, antifungal properties, tensile strength, etc.. The sealant is low VOC and has no off-gassing.

How long is the home air sealing application process?

The entire process, from set up to completion, takes approximately 4-hours for a typical single-family home. Additional time may be required for a ZERH target to be achieve.

What is the expected cost for the AeroBarrier product and application?

Cost will depend on the construction phase and targeted air tightness levels. Once we have project specifications, we will provide a written quote within 2 business days 

What is the life cycle of the product? How long does the seal tightness last?

Third-party lab testing reveals AeroBarrier withstands a simulated 50-yeardurability test, with little of no seal degradation. Review the durability results.

What Size leaks will the product seal?

AeroBarrier seals holes as large as ½”, and as tiny as a human hair. Aerosol sealing is extremely effective at sealing narrow gaps and extremely small holes that are typically not cost-effective or are missed during manual sealing.

Can the sealing be performed in cold weather?

The AeroBarrier process requires temperature control and pressurizing the areas to be sealed. Ideal conditions are an outdoor temperature of ≥ 40˚F. Sealing can be done below 40˚F but may require additional steps for the preparation.

How long are the sealing process can work resume in the sealed areas?

The area needs to be aired out for 30 minutes after the sealing is complete. This is done by opening doors and windows while running the fan. But work can resume in the space as soon as the sealing equipment is removed, after 30 min has passed 

How is leakage measured?

The AeroBarrier system uses a standard blower door to measure envelope leakage during the process. The blower door calibrated to meet ASTM Standard E779, E1554, CGSB-149.10-M86, EN 13829, ATTMA Technical Standard 1, NFPA 2001, RESNET and USACE