Watson Seal® LumberKote™ is the FIRST Non-Toxic, V.O.C. Free, Crawl Space Framing & Subfloor Polymer Sealer specifically designed to PROTECT your structural Framing and Subfloor System from excessive moisture absorption and rapid moisture uptake that deteriorates and rots lumber and accelerates the growth and damage by wood destroying mold and fungus. The sealer forms a tough, durable micro-film once dry that protects your crawl space framing and subfloor in one step. LumberKote's™ micro-film resists mold and fungus (ASTM D3273) and is USDA and FDA compliant.
Our long-chain polymer technology utilizes controlled desiccation osmosis to immediately begin drying out lumber and stabilizing the lumber's moisture content to acceptable levels when situations of repairs are required like sagging floors, hardwood cupping, etc. LumberKote™ works to prevent these costly issues from occurring, saving homeowners the trouble and expense down the road.
LumberKote™ works on ALL structural framing including the floor framing system, wall and attic framing including interior and exterior roof decking and on all types of lumber including Engineered Joists, OSB, Plywood, Spruce, Pine, Oak and Fir. It dries to durable satin finish and is a semi-transparent orange. This allows installers, home owners and potential home buyers to easily recognize this home's floor framing system is Watson Seal® PROTECTED.
LumberKote™ delivers an affordable and unmatched level of protection and peace-of-mind in re-active damage repair, pro-active damage prevention, stage or budgetary situations. Talk to your Authorized Watson Seal LumberKote™ Certified Dealer about what's best for you and your home's situation.
The most ADVANCED polymer lumber sealer
LumberKote™ protects the entire floor framing system including joists, subflooring, girder beams, sill plate and rim band directly and controls automatically the correct moisture balance for wood to achieve strength, resist environmental issues and control warp, deflection, deterioration and rot of joists and subfloor materials that make up your home's structural floor and wall framing systems.
Using long-chain polymer technology, the permeation of moisture and organic food source (wood) is protected by a high adhesion coating that was designed over 20+ years ago, enhanced and strengthened to now be Commercial Grade. Our coating has been applied by tens of thousands of customers, reviewed by chemists, independently tested for factual content, exceeds all ASTM guidelines and requirements and real-world extreme tested during the early stages of its existence. Reviewed by insurance companies for coverage, scientists for non-toxicity, leaching, mold growth potential, absorption rates for moisture as well as adhesion, LumberKote™ stands alone as a proven, modern method of protecting your home.
LumberKote™ can be installed without the need for removing pre-existing mold and fungus unless those conditions are deemed heavy or extreme. Using LumberKleen™ is the BEST way to effectively clean and oxidize organic material before installing LumberKote™, ensuring the perfect install every time. Talk to your Watson Seal Certified Dealer at inspection to determine what's best for your home.
In 2019, Pre and Post Certified Mold Inspection and Testing, required by Florida law, in conjunction with restoration efforts by licensed contractors of structures damaged by Hurricane Michael in the panhandle region (Mexico Beach), Watson Seal LumberKote™ sealed structures passed all inspections and post testing with impeccable results, rarely seen this dramatic in the industry.
Watson Seal™ LumberKote™ is professionally installed by our Certified Dealers. Our Certified Dealers are experienced, "Customer First" local companies, fully licensed and insured. Our Dealers are Watson Seal™ Trained and Certified by our experts to deliver the ultimate customer experience and service.
LumberKote™ is translucent and allows for continued inspection for termite bonds without fear of older methods accidentally covering these valuable inspection areas and is non-corrosive to other materials such as pipes and HVAC lines or insulation, PVC plumbing, PEX or electrical wiring and metal hardware. It' safe for your family, including pets, the environment and there's no need to leave your home during install.
With our "Perfect Install Guarantee" comes an industry leading 30 Year, Fully Transferable Manufacturer's Warranty with up to $5,000 in water/moisture damaged lumber replacement.
LumberKote™ CS is FEMA Flood Grade Rated, staving off flood waters and protecting the lumber from rapid water uptake and biologicals for an unprecedented 30 days. In addition to our 30 Year Manufacturer's Warranty, Watson Seal issues a multiple-event Lifetime Flood Warranty.
Our sealer's history and independent certified testing allowed Watson Seal® a $1,000,000 Product Mold Rider direct from our Insurance Underwriter. In other words, the "risk" of mold and fungus to grow and feed on the lumber once Watson Seal® protected has been assessed and deemed insurable.
Watson Seal® is a proud member of the USGBC (US Green Building Council) and the American Society for Testing and Materials and follow and exceed (ASTM) guidelines. While our sealer is Non-Toxic, VOC Free and safe for the entire family, pets and the environment, the quality, durability and benefits of Watson Seal® products remain uncompromised.
Watson Seal® LumberKote is USGBC LEED rated for points during construction, meet all indoor air quality guidelines and is a 'must' for flood and hurricane prone coastal and flood damaged structure remodels. Chemically verified by Independent Labs for non-toxicity and component registration.