A beautiful home along the coast of Pebble Beach, a small community in Monterrey California, started production in 2015. Known for its breathtaking golf courses and ocean views, Pebble Beach is the ideal spot to live. With such an amazing location, the homeowners needed an amazing house to match, which meant they needed to consider all details when designing the house.
The construction industry has seen a substantial increase in moisture-related issues in exterior walls. Even in drier climates, the need to prevent moisture related issues still exists because homes that can't drain properly risk having serious structural damage, peeling of the facade and mold. A rainscreen system should be installed behind the siding so that the wall can drain any excess moisture.
The developer decided to incorporate Keene Building Products' Driwall Rainscreen 020-1 behind the stucco of this home.
DriwalI Rainscreen is a drainage mat for exterior wall systems. The entangled net product eliminates incidental moisture problems behind most exterior veneer applications including stucco, manufactured stone, and plank siding.
The full-wall DriwalI Rainscreen product rolls over the water-resistive barrier to separate it from the exterior veneer. It can be applied either vertically or horizontally. The airspace that DriwalI Rainscreen creates increases airflow through the wall cavity, allowing the wall to breathe and stay dry.
When installing the Driwall Rainscreen 020-1 in a stucco application like this home, making sure the ends of each roll are "butted" tight and the vertical seams are duct taped will eliminate any possible vertical cracking of the stucco.
Now that the home is protected from moisture, there is no worry for mold and decay behind the siding, which means the home will maintain its beauty for years to come.