High 'N' Dry: Protecting a Brooklyn High-Rise from the Elements

When adding to New York City's impressive skyline, the architects and contractors of a 211-ft. tall stunner situated at 22 Chapel Street needed a weather barrier system that could withstand weather extremes without compromising design intent. That's when the team turned to two of Georgia-Pacific's most innovative water-resistive barrier and air barrier (WRB/AB) solutions: DensElement® Barrier System and DensDefy Products.

In this case study, you'll learn how those solutions helped the design and construction teams meet complex challenges, such as offering the versatility to work with the façade's metal panels and providing high energy efficiency for its owners and occupants.

You'll also discover how DensElement Barrier System and DensDefy Products exceeded the team's expectations and gave them greater confidence in their WRB/AB by providing several advantages:

  • Combines waterproofing and sheathing to consolidate your process

  • Helps keeps projects on schedule with simple, efficient installation

  • Delivers system compatibility, helping to ensure the continuity of your structure's WRB/AB

  • Offers a trusted, single-source warranty from Georgia-Pacific


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