With its distinctive blue-tinted glass and stone, Azure’s sleek profile climbs 31 stories into the sky in Dallas’ Uptown district. The first luxury condominium development of its kind in Dallas, Azure has become one of the most recognized icons in the area, promising low maintenance, long-term appeal and the ultimate in luxury. Homes ranging from 1,085 to 9,700 square feet offer open-plan interiors expanded by floor-to-ceiling glass and grand terraces with romantic outdoor fireplaces. Tying the deck coating used on the balcony into the window system required a transition that would ensure a continuous seal to prevent anything from marring the exquisite design and elegance of these upscale residences.
Constructed primarily of glass to give the building a sense of timelessness, establishing a waterproof tie-in between the silicone-based glazing system and the urethane deck coating used on the balcony was going to be a critical aspect of the job. To ensure a solution that would provide long-term compatibility and adhesion, products from a single supplier were preferred where formulation and testing had already been done for compatibility. This also provided single-source accountability and demonstrated experience dealing with a multitude of similar tie-ins. The ultimate goal for the glazing consultant, waterproofing consultant and architect was a solution provider rather than a manufacturer and Tremco was able to fill the bill.
With the broad range of product offered by Tremco, technical local sales representatives in all major markets across the country, glazing specialists and design engineering resources, the solution was readily available. Extensive testing had already been done and applications were in place providing a glazing system/ waterproofing system tie-in with proven compatibility. Tremco’s Spectrem® 2 Structural Silicone Sealant at all sill locations, jambs and head of the slider doors used with Vulkem® 350/351 deck coating on the balconies and patios ensured a continuous weatherproof seal. Spectrem 3 Silicone Sealant also provided a solution to prevent staining of the building’s exclusive custom limestone panels.
THE TREMCO SOLUTION
Spectrem® 1 Silicone Joint Sealant, an ultra-low modulus, high-performance, one-part, moisture-curing sealant ideal for use on the most demanding, dynamically moving joints.
Spectrem® 2 Structural Silicone Sealant, a medium-modulus, one-part, high-performance, neutral-cure silicone sealant ideal for a variety of perimeter caulking and glazing applications.
Spectrem® 3 Silicone Sealant, formulated with Tremco’s proprietary Advanced Silicone Technology (AST™), combines the exceptional weather-resistance of silicones with a revolutionary polymeric system that virtually eliminates dirt pickup and staining.
Dymeric® 240FC Multi-Component Polyurethane Sealant, a solvent-free, fast-curingnon-sag general purpose sealant specially formulated for dynamically moving building joints.
Vulkem® 350/351 Pedestrian Coating System, an attractive composite waterproofing system comprised of tough-curing liquid polyurethane.
ExoAir™ TWF Flashing Membrane, a composite sheet designed for use as a thru-wall flashing.
Tremco® EPDM Dense Rubber Extrusions, fabricated into gaskets and accessories for use in sealing and glazing applications.