Re: Replacement for house wrap...
- From: LdB <LdB@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:27:07 -0500
On 7/5/2011 6:38 PM, RicodJour wrote:
On Jul 5, 6:41 pm, "Colbyt"<col...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:"Joe"<jbob...@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
A development nearby has several new houses that look like they have
been coated (sprayed?) with foundation waterproofing. Something new to
me; anyone here had experience with it it? Looks to be real labor
saver over applying Tyvek or similar.
Your post enticed me so I went looking for "spray on house wrap".
I found this: http://stodistributor.com/allweb.nsf/emeraldcoat
And a lot of other hits.
I agree that it might be a lot easier.
Two guys can wrap a house in a few hours. You think that someone
could spray a house in a few hours? There are some potential benefits
for sure, but I don't know that faster, easier or cheaper are among
Interesting concept, though. Stuff like that, and the coated
sheathing I mentioned, require a drying-to-the-interior approach to
moisture in the walls, otherwise it's rot and mold city USA.
I wrapped my house when I built it. The wrap goes up fast enough but taping the seams takes a while as does the the window and door openings. I've wondered how much air the staples holes let in. To me it has always seemed counter productive to put up a barrier like Tyvek then make a few thousand staple holes in it.
I'll bet that spray does a good job of sealing around windows and doors. Maybe a combination of the two methods would be worthwhile. Wrap the house with Tyvek then spray the seams, windows, doors and any other openings in the walls.
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