Air gap technology was
first developed in Europe over 30 years ago. It
has been in North America since the late 80’s
and since then, its effective performance has
caught hold of the North American market and totally
changed the building practices for waterproofing
and dampproofing to date.
several different types of air gap membranes to
choose from for all your moisture control needs.
SUPERSEAL's air gap technology can allow you to
do the job right the first time.
Membrane is used for moisture control of exterior
foundation walls, interior basement walls, subfloor
applications, under-slab applications and for
gas vapor control. Most commonly, SUPERSEAL Dimpled
Membrane is used for new home construction and
provides a permanent moisture barrier around your
home. SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane can be installed
on any type of foundation, bridges gaps, normal
cracks and voids and eliminates 100% of the headwater
pressure off the face of the wall and is very
SUPERSEAL SuperDrain Membranes is an air gap membrane with a geo-textile
cloth on one side, which provides a drainage path.
It is primarily used for the protection of waterproofing
coatings and providing a drainage path for moisture
while eliminating 100% hydrostatic pressure from
subterranean surfaces. SUPERSEAL SuperDrain Membranes is also used for civil engineering projects
such as retaining walls, landscaping drainage,
parking decks, earth shelters and split slab construction.
SUPERSEAL SuperDrain Membranes can also be ordered
with an optional slipsheet that allows the backfill
material and the membrane to settle or slip without
harming the integrity of the waterproof coating.
SUPERSEAL Tunnel drainage
is a heavy-duty air gap membrane with ¾
inch high and 1 5/8” wide dimples, that
provide a high flow drainage capacity. SUPERSEAL
Tunnel drainage has a high compressive strength
that can withstand heavy loads and is used for
lagging walls, airport runways, tunnel drainage,
highways, bridges, green roofs and can also be
used with shotcrete stabilization projects. In
addition, SUPERSEAL Tunnel drainage is rot proof,
impervious to root penetration, unaffected by
soil and bacterial fungi and is resistant to a
wide range of chemicals.
Mesh is a specialty-dimpled sheet that is used
for dampness control on walls. When installed
over damp underlying wall surfaces, the dimpled
sheet creates a continuous air gap for free air
circulation behind plaster or render finishes.
SUPERSEAL Dimpled Mesh provides moisture control
and an excellent bonding surface for render coats,
shotcrete, spray on foam and plaster coats up
to 25 mm thick. SUPERSEAL Dimpled Mesh is most
commonly used for basement walls, tunnels and
underground excavated rock surfaces.
SUPERSEAL Warm N Quiet Subflooris an insulated air gap membrane that can
be used under a variety of floor finishes. SUPERSEAL
Warm N Quiet Subflooralso provides noise deadening,
maximizes footfall sound reduction, enhances thermal
insulation and ensures a full-surface air circulation.
Air gap Applications
Air gap technology is widely
accepted for several different types of residential,
commercial and industrial construction and drainage
applications. Some of these applications include
exterior or interior foundation walls, subfloor
and under slab applications, engineering projects
such as tunnels, bridge abutments, green roofs,
earth shelters, garden plazas, parking decks,
split slab applications, and retaining walls.