Drying potential of EIFS walls: innovative vapor control strategies

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCIB Publication
Volume213
Pages493509; # of pages: 17
SubjectWalls
AbstractIn this paper the authors, present a study to determine the drying potential of EIFS systems by employing the LATENITE model. The hygrothermal performance of these EIFS systems were investigated for one climatic location. The effect of three vapor control strategies were Investigated for the climatic location of Wilmington, NC. Case 1 EIFS wall did not include a vapor retarder, Case 2 wall employed an Innovative "Intelligent retarder" and Case 3 included a 6-mil polyethylene retarder.. The long-term performance of these EIFS walls Installed with these different vapor control strategies was simulated for a period of two years. The Influence of winddriven rain, solar radiation and air movement within the cavity were included In the analysis on a hourly basis, Results from this Investigation showed the importance of the vapor control strategy on the long-term hygrothermal performance of the EIFS wall.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number41326
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NPARC number20338008
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