Tag Archives: Moisture management

Moisture management covered in latest e-book

An article in our newest sponsored e-book discusses advances in building wrap products that are helping wall systems dry out when they inevitably get wet. It appears along with a trio of articles from the pages of The Construction Specifier in “Ideas on Permeability” a free, downloadable resource.

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‘Breathable’ coatings for masonry walls

Coatings used with brick masonry should be breathable, especially in colder climates—they must allow moisture entering the wall system to escape. Failure of brick that has been covered by a non-breathable coating underscores the importance of selecting appropriate repairs when needed. If a coating does need to be applied, the masonry must first be repaired as needed, with all joints between brick units properly pointed.

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