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    My only experience with this is the emulsification of certain carpet adhesives due to a lack of proper moisture control of slabs on grade that gave off a slightly chemical smell. Could you run an air monitoring with a filter paper and then do a FTIR ...

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    As a contractor that has installed both silicone and polyurethane sealants in 36 years of experience from Singapore to New York City, I am confident that the new silicone technologies have mitigated these problems with respect to the "loose juice" phenomena ...

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    Thank you all for the wealth of information that I have received. I have a lot to digest  Thank you. ------------------------------ David Cook Principal Architect CTLGroup Skokie, IL 847.965.7500 ------------------------------

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    I have a litigation project with one issue that nobody can figure out.  One partially below grade room has a distinctive odor.  It does not occur in any of the adjacent rooms.  There is no evidence of moisture intrusion currently, however there was flooding ...

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    Mr. Cook... I cannot speak for SWR Institute directly but I can give an opinion as one who has been immersed in both silicone and urethane chemistry with regard to sealant formulation over the past 30 years. Historically, urethanes have been the go ...

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    Pat Gorman a.k.a. sealant guru, at Gorman Moisture Protection, should be your first reach out. Also I would suggest that you contact the Indiana Limestone Institute and ask for their current recommendation. They do not publish a definitive answer ...

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