Getting clear accurate answers to making the correct design decisions is often difficult. Manufacturer's product performances claims can be confusing, incomplete, or misleading - especially when trying to compare different sealant and wall coating products. End users, applicators and specifiers want and need consistent independent lab results for meaningful comparisons. The SWR Institute Validation Program helps to alleviate the confusion. The program for product validation provides that manufacturers independently test submitted material to determine whether they perform as stated by the manufacturer. Once a product passes the validation process, SWR Institute then grants its Validation Seal and provides the test data in a clear and concise manner.