STP1107: Design and Construction of Watertight Exterior Building Walls

    Ruggiero, SS
    Associatesenior staff engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Arlington, MA

    Myers, JC
    Associatesenior staff engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Arlington, MA

    Pages: 29    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    In this paper, we review basic principles of design for two fundamental categories of wall waterproofing systems, barrier walls and cavity walls. We then examine the application of these principles to construction of various types of wall systems, including single-wythe masonry veneers, precast concrete wall panels, glass/metal curtain walls, and exterior insulation and finish systems. For each system, we discuss key features for reliable and durable waterproofing, common problem areas that we have encountered, and remedial options for leaking systems.

    Keywords:

    water leakage, barrier walls, cavity walls, flashings, masonry veneers, precast concrete wall panels, curtain walls, exterior insulation and finish systems, wall repair, sealant joints


    Paper ID: STP17692S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.58

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17692S


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