LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™)

LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the construction industry, has launched the MVIS ™ Water Crack Isolation (WCI) of the Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS ™) on the market. MVIS WCI is a first-class solution for crack insulation which, thanks to its outer protective shield, increases the service life when used with LATICRETE® air barriers or other air barrier systems. The product is a one-component, load-bearing, liquid-applied membrane for water treatment and crack isolation that creates a seamless, monolithic elastomeric coating that, due to its unmatched strength, is directly bonded to a variety of concrete and cement carrier board substrates.

“MVIS WCI has been carefully designed to keep the end user safe and secure from the harshest elements, so costly repairs must be avoided,” said Dustin Prevete, Senior Product Manager at LATICRETE. “As LATICRETE evolves in the wall veneer market, MVIS WCI offers an effective solution to ensure excellent crack insulation, excellent adhesion and water resistance. This prevents movements in the plane from being transmitted through finished materials and prevents the migration of bulk water through the entire system. ”

MVIS WCI is a self-curing, water-based, low-VOC formula that contains antimicrobial technology that prevents mold and mildew from forming. MVIS WCI is used in structures where air barrier and drainage surfaces are required to improve the efficiency and durability of the building. It contains no solvents, is non-flammable and exceeds the A118.12 standards.

The new membrane is light in color, which makes the inspection process easier. It also features color changing technology that visually shows when it has cured and bridges up to 6 mm (¼ inch) gaps on jacketing panel joints with waterproof and shatterproof fabric. MVIS WCI is available in an 18.9 liter bucket and covers approximately 76.2 m.

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LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the construction industry. LATICRETE offers a wide range of products and systems that cover the laying and maintenance of tiles and stones, the laying and maintenance of masonry, resinous and decorative flooring, concrete construction chemicals and the restoration and maintenance of concrete, including the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP®- Systems. LATICRETE has been committed to researching and developing innovative installation products for over 65 years and has built a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials and technology have been tested by architects, engineers, contractors and owners on site and in the laboratory. LATICRETE products offer a range of low-VOC and sustainable products and contribute to LEED certification, exceed the requirements for commercial / residential VOC buildings and are backed by the most comprehensive guarantees in the industry. Visit for more information.

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