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Ventilated Rainscreens for Improved Moisture Management
January 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This presentation will provide important aspects regarding moisture management of new stucco and adhered stone assemblies compared to traditional mass walls. Common failures in walls with stucco cladding will be reviewed to understand the importance of drainage and drying. Building science principles behind the rainscreen strategy for rain control will be provided and wetting and drying mechanisms will be discussed. Some typical details will be reviewed to discuss best practices for the ventilated rainscreen approach to stucco and adhered stone assemblies.
- Understand common failures in stucco cladding and identify details that will lead to premature failure.
- Understand the importance of drainage in a wall assembly.
- Describe the building science behind ventilated rainscreens and how water gets into and dries out of wall assemblies.
- Understand how to detail a ventilated rainscreen for stucco cladding systems.
Marcus Jablonka, Vice President Operations & Marketing at Dorken Systems, Inc.
A specialist in plastics technology, Marcus has over 20 years of expertise in foundation moisture protection and drainage systems, as well as air and moisture barriers in high-performance construction. This, paired with his experience in production, product management, marketing, applied building science, and advanced building products and technologies, has positioned him as a sought-after author and presenter on applied research related to building products.
Prior to joining Dörken Systems Inc. in 1999, he worked at Borealis in Norway, and BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Marcus is a voting member of the ABAA Technical Committee and the ASTM E06 Committee on Performance of Buildings. He is also a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council, and serves as Treasurer on the board of directors of RAiNA (Rainscreen Association in North America).
Join him in discussing building enclosure and building materials issues on the Dörken blog “DELTA Insights” at dorken.com/insights