Dryvit Systems has introduced Backstop DMS, a weather-resistive barrier and adhesive that combines the two into one. A patent-pending notched trowel (available at all authorized the company's distributor locations) and process are required to effectively apply a seamless, liquid applied water-resistive barrier to the substrate while at the same time creating vertical ribbons for both adhesive and drainage.

“Outsulation Systems using an air and weather barrier such as Backstop DMS are a greener building solution,” said Tony Stall, vice president of marketing and sustainability for Dryvit. “In addition, the bags are easier to store and dispose than buckets, which is more convenient for the contractor, and more environmentally friendly to boot.”