Most wall systems today are built with absorptive claddings. Oftentimes manufactured stone, stucco, brick, wood and fiber cement siding are the claddings of choice. It is important to design these walls for moisture migration. Moisture will find a way into the wall. How will you minimize moisture’s negative impact within that wall system? Mortairvent® by Advanced Building Products is a drainage and ventilation mat that creates a capillary break, allowing moisture to drain, not remain trapped within the wall system. Mortairvent not only allows excess moisture to drain, but also permits drying in a convective fashion, which greatly minimizes the wall’s susceptibility to moisture-related issues.
As masonry wall design continues to evolve into the 21st century, terms like air and vapor barriers, steel stud assemblies, rigid insulation, semi-rigid insulation, batt insulation, ventilation with weeps and vents, mortar collection devices, clear air space, and oversize masonry units are all employed to describe today’s masonry wall. Add to that list things like “green,” “high-performance” and “sustainable,” and well… masonry has gone through quite a transformation. But the constant over time has been the concern over the damaging effects of moisture infiltration.
CavityComplete® has announced PROSOCO as its new provider of air and moisture barrier products.