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Invented in 1995, Turbo Seal is a first generation single component, polymer rubber with infused adhesives. It is a waterproofing material that is self healing, cold applied, and monolithic. It contains 25% post consumer recycled materials, mostly used tires, and is non-toxic as well as non-flammable. As such it can add to a buildings LEED score and is not subject to volatile organic compound restrictions.
The primary distinguishing characteristic of a turbo seal is that it does not cure. Because it does not dry but remains pliable, it is able to maintain performance over time despite movement – stretching, vibration etc.. This quality is also an important aspect in self healing.
Turbo Seal was invented in a waterproofing research center located in the Seoul National University of Science and Technology and has been designated by the Korean Ministry of Construction and Transportation as a breakthrough new technology.
Since the invention of Turbo Seal, new generations and improvements of this material has emerged. This has created new category of waterproofing materials now known as "Polymer Rubber Gel." More advanced versions of this technology exits today. GTS polymer rubber gel is a prime example, which has all the properties of Turbo Seal and new advancements such as rapid spray application and better long-term durability.