Silicones are to construction what medicines are to humans - giving an incredible increase in both the quality and life of the construction. By protecting buildings from the elements, silicones have proven to be invaluable in surface protections, stain protection, water repellency and sealing. Silicones have also opened up new possibilities for material usage - allowing next-generation drywall for quick lightweight construction and new architectural styles using glass. Green buildings with long lives, superior aesthetics and lower material usage are possible with silicones and are required for our future smart cities. Elkay Chemicals provides a number of these solutions such as LK-Ceraguard products for stone and tile sealing, LK Aqua EM290 and LK-RX-22 for drywall applications and LK-Seal 100 and LK-Seal 290RTU for water repellency.