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.
Moisture entering buildings has the potential to cause problems for the health and well being of the building inhabitants if the building envelope is not designed and constructed properly. Thus, the flashing of masonry for exterior openings is tremendously important to architects, engineers, and contractors.