Grooved Surface Helps Tyvek Stucco Wrap Improve Water Management
Ensure that the unique water management needs of stucco facades are covered, without compromising building envelope performance. DuPont Tyvek StuccoWrap has an engineered, grooved surface – it's a stucco wrap designed to be installed as a drainage plane behind stucco facades and EIFS systems.
How It Works:
Tyvek Stucco Wrap helps provide better water management behind stucco facades and reduce the susceptibility to cracking of the scratch-coat. It's a stucco wrap that can help promote both stronger façades and better-performing wall systems. A single layer of Tyvek StuccoWrap is typically installed over sheathing in direct contact with stucco. Tyvek is highly inert, and will not react with any of the standard ingredients found in traditional stucco mixtures. This allows it to be used in direct contact with stucco cladding mixtures, in accordance with ASTM C926-06 Standard Specification for Application of Portland Cement-Based Plaster. It is a stucco wrap designed with an engineered, grooved surface for better water management when installed as part of a two layer system.Research shows that when stucco is directly applied to Tyvek StuccoWrapit is better than Grade D paper at managing hydration and remaining stable during curing. During the critical early hardening phase, Tyvek StuccoWrap helps control moisture distribution in the mix, improving the curing process overall, and resulting in stronger stucco.
Installation Is Easier:
Tyvek StuccoWrap is easy to install. It is pliable, so it wraps around corners with ease, and easily interfaces at joints and over architectural elements. Lightweight, easier to handle and faster to install, Tyvek StuccoWrap is available in 5- foot-width rolls.