Barrier Plate 200 System
Description and Details
Before rainscreens gained popularity, wet seal, or barrier-wall systems as they are sometimes known, were the preferred choice in building skins. The panels act as the primary seal on the building, preventing any air, water or vapor from entering the system.
Wet seal panels have welded and ground smooth corners, and upon installation a backer rod and caulk are applied in the joints between each panel, concealing the fasteners and completing the weather tight seal.
In some instances, a barrier-wall systems is preferred over rainscreens due to weather conditions, climate and areas of high wind loads or pollution. They are still the skin of choice in China and Korea due to air quality conditions there.