STP1107

    Water Intrusion in Barrier and Cavity/Rain Screen Walls

    Published: Jan 1991


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    Abstract

    Exterior walls are designed and constructed using barrier or cavity/rain screen wall principles. Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are typically constructed as barrier walls; masonry is often constructed as a cavity wall. These wall systems are discussed along with common deficiencies that allow water intrusion to occur.

    Keywords:

    barrier wall, brick veneer, cavity/rain screen wall, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), unit masonry


    Author Information:

    Williams, MF
    president and vice-president, Kenney/Williams/Williams, Inc., Maple Glen, PA

    Williams, BL
    president and vice-president, Kenney/Williams/Williams, Inc., Maple Glen, PA


    Paper ID: STP17691S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.58

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17691S


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