Building Components

Walls/Openings » Water Managed Walls/Openings

Guide describing how to install pan flashing to help drain water away all the openings in a wall system.

Guide describing how to apply water management strategies to below grade walls.

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.

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

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

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.

Guide describing how to correctly choose building materials.

Guide describing how to avoid using wet materials and reduce moisture exposure in construction.

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