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Walls & Openings - Water Management


Solution Center Guides


Information guide providing background information about moisture flow in residential buildings.

Guide describing how to install moisture-resistant materials on walls behind showers and tubs to help manage moisture.

Vapor retarders can be a crucial part of the building envelope and can help manage moisture issues to keep the home dry. However, before installing a vapor retarder, installers must be aware that in some instances vapor retarders can increase the likelihood of condensation issues.

This guide describes installation procedures for continuous rigid insulation to help provide thermal protection, reduce thermal bridging and provide a moisture barrier. 

Guide describing installation of a fully sealed continuous weather resistant barrier to help drain water away from above-grade walls.

Guide describing how to apply flashing to the bottom of exterior walls to create a continuous drainage plane.

Guide describing how to install flashings to help direct water down and out at all the openings in a wall system.

Guide describing how to correctly choose building materials.

Guide describing insulation of piping in exterior walls.

Guide describing how to install stucco over rigid foam insulaiton in new and existing homes.

Guide describing techniques for installing insulating sheathing as a continuous drainage plane on walls.

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to walls behind showers and tubs.