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Introducing CCW 705 Rain Screen – October 2019

Rain Screen wall systems are being specified more regularly because they help control moisture in exterior walls, reducing potential for water damage. Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing has introduced CCW 705 RS – a robust, UV resistant engineered cladding designed for use as a blackout membrane behind open-joint rain screen claddings. CCW 705 RS also protects the insulation in a rain screen system from rain water and wind washing. 705 RS is mechanically attached and neighboring pieces are shingle lapped.

Features & Benefits:

  • Imprint maintains black backdrop look, while facilitating product identification and proper installation. Imprint is not apparent once rain screen cladding is installed.
  • Contributes to functionality and durability of rain screen wall assemblies.
  • No weather restrictions for installation.
  • Highly Vapor – Permeable, allowing underlying materials to dry through.
  • Fire tested and can be used in many NFPA 285 wall assemblies.

If you have any questions about the benefits of CCW 705 RS or would like to set up a presentation/Lunch & Learn, please contact your Luna & Associates Representative.

Waterproofing or Dampproofing? … That is the question, February 2019 Monthly Mailer

So, what is the difference between waterproofing and dampproofing? Are they the same thing?

Dampproofing is a system designed merely to resist the flow of moisture in a gaseous state. It can only be used in below-grade walls that are not subjected to hydrostatic pressure. These types of systems resist the flow of water vapor through a building component. They are most commonly used to prevent or reduce migration of water by diffusion. The most common form of dampproofing material is bituminous (asphalt) coating, which is either solvent-based (cut-back asphalt) or emulsion. These coatings are applied in one or more applications with a brush, spray, or trowel. Reinforcements are rarely applied in these systems. If reinforcements are used they typically consist of woven jukes or cotton fabrics that are specially applied over substrate cracks or openings.

Waterproofing systems are designed to resist hydrostatic pressure that is extended by moisture in a liquid state. Waterproofing systems typically use reinforcement membranes that can be adhered to the substrate in a variety of application methods. Typical application methods include hot application with heated asphalt, cold applications with solvent based adhesives, torch applications or self-adhered membrane sheets.

If you need help with your next specification, please contact your local Carlisle rep to discuss in further detail.

Waterproofing MiraPLY-H with SeamLock Technology – December 2016


As always, if you have any questions or you would like to discuss a project where Carlisle Syntec Or Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing may help determine your specification approach, please contact your local Luna & Associates Representative to discuss in further detail.