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What is AeroBarrier

AeroBarrier is an innovative automated envelope sealing technology that aims to make energy efficient and performance homebuilding attainable for builders in Greater Vancouver. Certified as GreenGuard Gold and Built Green, our sealing technology safely and effectively seals the entire building, eliminating the problems and shortcomings of traditional construction techniques and replacing manual labour with an automated, computer-driven, precision-controlled operation.

How AeroBarrier Works

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Step 1

BLOW 65km/hr WIND

The build-up pressure forces the wind to leak out of holes, crack and gaps

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Step 2

FOG THE INTERIOR

Nozzles are strategically placed inside the building. Air pressure carries the airborne sealant to the leaky areas.

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Step 3

PLUG THE AIR LEAKS

As the airborne sealant is pushed to the air leaks, the change of temperature coagulate and forms a solid sealant in the problem areas.

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Step 4

SEAL THE ENTIRE BUILDING

The building get sealed all at once with our patented computerized process. No more guesswork, no more mess, no more failed blower door tests.

BC Energy Step Code

Beginning of 2019, municipalities throughout British Columbia will be mandating strict requirements for airtightness. Are you ready for this?

What does this mean to you as a builder in Greater Vancouver?

Builders – you must build homes with minimum airtightness requirements of 2.5ACH. Applying traditional materials such as membranes, tapes, and caulking sealants has always been the method of choice when attempting to create an airtight home; however, with the introduction of Step Code, those may no longer be sufficient. The challenge now is to balance efficiency, time, and cost in order to achieve 2.5ACH.

What is your plan going forward into Step Code?

With our specialized application, your home will not only meet, but exceed municipal requirements. In fact, it is possible to completely future-proof your home to Step 5 levels prescribed for the year 2030.

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Double Header Seal Challenge

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Double-header Passive House and Passive Laneway House seal in Vancouver, BC. Had another opportunity to work with Lanefab Passive House builder, becoming a part of their build process. Took on the main house and laneway house simultaneously, ending with two ultra high performing dwellings, scoring 0.14ACH and 0.07ACH respectively, all in one day.

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Contact us

Schedule AeroBarrier for your Upcoming Project

Contact us if you have a project in Greater Vancouver where you’d like to apply AeroBarrier, or if you have any questions or comments for us.

Pacific Aerobarrier team assists builders in Greater Vancouver. This includes Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, New Westminister, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and Langley

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Contact: 604.222.2100

Email: info@pacificaerobarrier.com