Sure Cavity Rainscreen Drainage Plane

Credit: Masonry Technology Incorporated

What makes this product green?

  • Prevents moisture or air quality problems


Sure Cavity uses a series of vertical channels formed into sheets of pre-consumer recycled high-impact polystyrene and spun-bonded polypropylene fabric to provide a rainscreenConstruction detail appropriate for all but the driest climates to prevent moisture entry and to extend the life of siding and sheathing materials; most commonly produced by installing thin strapping to hold the siding away from the sheathing by a quarter-inch to three-quarters of an inch. drainage planePath that water would take over the building envelope. Concealed drainage-plane materials, such as building paper or housewrap, are designed to shed water that penetrates the building’s cladding. Drainage planes are installed to overlap in shingle fashion (weatherlap) so that water flows downward and away from the building envelope. for exterior claddingMaterials used on the roof and walls to enclose a house, providing protection against weather. . Sure Cavity keeps mortar or stucco from blocking the drainage plane, and the channels help with drainage, cross ventilation, and pressure equalization. It can be used with stucco, brick, stone, and other cladding. Sure Cavity is faster to install than furring strips and backer board, according to the company, and is available with channel depths of 3/16 or 3/8 inch (5 or 10 mm). Sure Cavity comes in 25-foot rolls in either 15-3/4 or 31-1/2 inch widths.

Manufacturer Information

Masonry Technology Incorporated
24235 Electric St.
P.O. Box 214
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: 563-547-1122
Fax: 563-547-1133
Toll-free: 800-879-3348

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