Category Archives: Construction
Casing Bead J Channel is used to provide a smooth transition from the stucco limit to the windows, doors or other dissimilar materials. It also provides a gradual transition to allow moisture to drain away from the structure. To avoid risk of moisture or water penetration J channel should be installed for future application of
To keep water from getting inside your window trim and causing wood rot to the trim and sill, install a window drip cap. It is installed at the top of the window, and drives water away from the window during a rainstorm.
Application of EIFS trim bands and architectural details over the brown coat wrap with 4,5 oz. fiber glass mesh, adhesive base-coat and acrylic finish coat.
Part of drainage system weep screed should be installed at the bottom of all framed walls at its juncture with the foundation. They act as a stop for stucco and allow water to weep from behind the stucco. At wall-to-foundation and roof-to-wall intersections, install a weep screed so water can exit the wall system and
Two-Ply Super Jumbo Tex 60 Minute is engineered for residential and commercial construction applications that demand the maximum water and moisture protection available. Delivering over fifteen times the minimum water resistance requirement for Grade “D” paper, it is an industrial strength product that stands up in tough jobsite and environmental conditions. Two-Ply Super Jumbo Tex
Control and expansion joints are designed to relieve stresses on stucco walls to prevent extensive cracking from occurring where the material expands and contracts or where the home experiences framing movement. Install control joints at least every 144 square feet. When possible, try to align control joints with window or door openings to provide protection
DuPontTM Flashing Tape is a self-adhered flashing that is designed to help protect the heads and jambs of windows. These areas can be subjected to wind-driven rain, which can find its way into a window and cause water damage. Flashing is an essential part of construction and protection of your house. Its aggressive adhesive forms
Kickout flashings are used where a lower roofline terminates against a vertical wall. The kickout is installed above the rain gutter and/or drip edge flashing where the roof meets a vertical wall. It kicks out rain water and diverts it away from the lower wall. Without a kickout flashing, the water misses the gutter and
A drainage plane is a layer of water-resistant material that completely covers the home’s exterior. When water penetrates the exterior finish, it moves down the drainage plane and back to the exterior. The drainage plane protects sheathing and framing from getting wet and prevents moisture buildup in exterior wall cavities. In production homebuilding, housewrap is