CavClear CavClear Products Overview
CavClear® Products Make Up a Full-Height Air-Space Maintenance and Drainage System.
CavClear products by Archovations, Inc. offer a completely different approach to moisture management and air space maintenance in masonry designs. CavClear products are not installed just at the flashing levels; they are specified and installed throughout the full-height of the masonry. CavClear products are the only complete, patented solution to protect weeps and prevent mortar bridges.
- Prevent moisture-related failures
- Ensure water management
- Reduce life-cycle costs
- Mesh is manufactured from 100% recycled plastic
- Easy to install
- Member of the Green Building Council
- LEED points (all products except Insulation System)
Constructing a Continuous Drainage Area
During the construction of a masonry cavity wall, excess mortar can accumulate within the cavity air space. The problems associated with obstructed air spaces can be costly. Moisture will not drain properly at locations with mortar bridges or where weeps are blocked.
Trapped moisture can lead to cracking, mold, mildew and excessive efflorescence and spalling of the exterior wythe. Inadequate movement isolation due to an obstructed air space can cause loads to be transferred from the structural wythe to the exterior wythe. This compromises the flexural strength of the veneer and the bond strength of the mortar, ultimately leading to premature deterioration of the wall system.
The Solution...Install a CavClear Product Full-Height!
CavClear products are designed to ensure the quality of masonry walls by preventing excess mortar from obstructing the air space or making contact with the insulation or backup. Moisture migrates freely to unobstructed weeps. Mortar is prevented from creating solid barriers in the air space, resulting in proper movement isolation. Adjustable masonry ties are protected from mortar droppings, assuring independent movement and promoting long-term performance of the building system.
CavClear products offer complete protection for all masonry drainage walls (brick, block and stone veneers) and all structural wall systems (concrete block, structural clay tile or brick, and steel or wood/stud sheathing systems). CavClear products allow air and water to flow, promoting reliable drainage and ventilation of the air space. Install CavClear continuously throughout the air space to ensure complete protection and performance of the weep system and air space.
CavClear ... Invented by an Architect
CavClear Insulation System, Masonry Mat and Stone Mat were invented and patented by an architect in response to concerns about the importance of maintaining a completely clear air space while working on masonry designs. Keeping excess mortar and other construction debris out of the drainage area need to be a priority at the job site. The inventor thought, "If there was just a fail-safe way for maintaining the air space, then not only would mortar waste and other debris be minimized, but the drainage wall would function properly and the masonry design would not suffer costly moisture problems." Once the product was designed and patented, many additional benefits began to surface.
P. O. Box 241
Hudson, WI 54016
Tel: (715) 381-5773
Fax: (715) 381-9883
Tollfree: (888) 436-2620
Web site: http://www.cavclear.com