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.
With moisture-related problems in both new construction and older buildings equally prevalent in the news, there is no doubt that air and vapor barriers should be a well used and understood tool in a designer’s bag of tricks. However, depending on a number of factors – such as the climate of the given location, the building materials used in the project, building codes, and other key design issues – the type of barrier and the appropriate location within the system’s structure vary greatly.
April 12, 2017 — Arriscraft and its parent company General Shale have reached an agreement with T-Clear Corporation for the exclusive North American distribution rights to ProGUARD®DP Insulated Concrete Board panels. This wall system meets today’s rigid building codes in terms of energy performance and installs in a fraction of the time of traditional wall systems.