SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1991

Water Intrusion in Barrier and Cavity/Rain Screen Walls


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.

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Williams, MF
Williams, BL
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 1–10
DOI: 10.1520/STP17691S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5167-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1409-8