Rainscreens 101 with Sweenor Builders

Goes without saying, water is our enemy…when it comes to building. This relentless culprit is the number one killer of buildings and cause of failures. So, proper moisture management is an absolute must. The Benjamin Obdyke team is so passionate about moisture protection many of us even keep pieces of HydroGap® or Slicker® at our desks.


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Caulks, Sealants + Adhesives

Fluid-Applied Sealants—the Future in Moisture Protection?

For some home builders, tape or caulk just isn’t good enough to ensure moisture protection 

Roofing

Zip System Roof Assembly Stays Dry in Hurricane Conditions

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) conducted a hurricane-force, wind-driven rain demonstration on Jan.

How To

Waterproofing Showers, Part 1: Preformed Shower Pans

Fix these three mistakes to mitigate problems with prefabricated shower pans

Framing + Building Envelope

How to Frame Walls That Combat Moisture

A pair of recent research studies reveal best practices—and a new assembly sequence—to combat moisture in framed walls

Quality Matters

Avoid Water Intrusion and Leaks: Penetration Flashing Done Right

Flashing vents and pipes that penetrate the building envelope is important but often overlooked or neglected. Here are solutions for doing them right

Quality Matters

The Drip Cap. Essential? Absolutely

Ignoring the proper specifications and installation of this little strip of metal can cause big problems

Quality Matters

How to Install Leak-Free Manufactured Stone

Think of manufactured stone like stucco, and treat it as such

Moisture Management

Traditional Tiled Shower Construction vs. Bonded Waterproof Assemblies

Membrane for Tile Series: Tiled showers are durable and easy to maintain, and most importantly should be installed with a waterproofing system to effectively manage moisture

Moisture Management

5 Steps to Proper Mold Removal

Follow these steps for quickly remediating mold problems

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