What happens when you don't leave a drainage plane behind exterior brick cladding...

What happens when you don't leave a drainage plane behind exterior brick cladding...

The only thing that saved this home from complete destruction was the vapor barrier behind the drywall. Wet fiberglass insulation dripping water, moldly OSB, crumbling exterior brick. I have more photos if you want to see them. DISASTER!

  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Timothy DeLuca on October 31, 2011 at 9:19pm
Ouch! I have seen this with fake stucco and "lick and stick" manufactured stone...Oh if I only knew then what I know now.....

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Nate Adams replied to Rob Madden, Solar Home Broker's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"Rob, I've bought, borrowed, or been given a number of different monitors. I had an Air Advice…"
1 hour ago
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden, Solar Home Broker's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"Yep, steep price but you will learn a lot. We are hoping these new devices that homeowners can own…"
2 hours ago
tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"We don't recommend ERV's anymore. If you are in a green grass climate ventilating…"
2 hours ago
Home Energy Magazine's blog post was featured

Is the Perfect Wall Realistic?

Wrong question. The right…See More
3 hours ago
Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post was featured

Building with Rocks, Rocks. Check out the Drying Potential

Building with Rocks, Rocks! Check out the Drying Potential.Check this out! This 24" x 48" x 2"…See More
3 hours ago
Dan McKee posted a blog post

Innovations for Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling of indoor spaces is one of the major operations of modern households and…See More
8 hours ago
Amber Vignieri posted a status
"In the market for a #solar home? We're bringing you improved solar #MLS listings. http://bit.ly/2auldQ8"
yesterday
Tom White's video was featured

CalCERTS Plenum Pressure Matching

This video describes how to perform plenum pressure matching to measure system airflow.
yesterday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service