Waterway - Rainscreen & Ventilation Mats

 

WaterWay Rainscreen Drainage Mats:

Consist of a polypropylene core of fused, entangled filaments in varying thicknesses from a nominal 1/8 inch to 3/4 inch, depending on desired cavity space and cladding selection. The core is bonded to a Moisture Resistive Filter Fabric that functions like an additional layer of Weather Resistant Barrier. WaterWay Rainscreen is designed for Stucco, EIFS, Manufactured & Natural Stone, Fiber-Cement, Brick, Lap and Cedar Sidings and other Wall Cladding Systems.

"Create Space Between Your Building And The Elements"

   

 

Specifications And Details

 

 

Unique Profiles Accommodate Cladding Selection & Space Requirements

WaterWay 3 mm

Product Data Sheet

WaterWay 3 mm is a nominal 1/8 inch / 3mm thick drainage product consisting of a polymer core of fused entangled filaments bonded to a moisture resistant filter fabric on the outer surface. WaterWay 3mm is designed for use with manufactured and natural stone, traditional and one coat stucco, EIFS, fiber-cement, wood based sidings, masonry, metal and other wall cladding materials. This rainscreen product provides an uninterrupted drainage path & ventilation for incidental moisture between exterior finish materials and wall sheathing. Applications for roofing and below grade drainage.

 

WaterWay 7 mm

Product Data Sheet

WaterWay 7mm is a nominal 5/16 inch /7 mm thick drainage product consisting of a polymer core of fused entangled filaments bonded to a moisture resistant filter fabric on the outer surface. WaterWay 7mm is designed for use with manufactured and natural stone, traditional and one coat stucco, EIFS, fiber-cement, wood based sidings, masonry, metal and other wall cladding materials. This rainscreen product provides an uninterrupted drainage path & ventilation for incidental moisture between exterior finish materials and wall sheathing. Applications for roofing and below grade drainage.

*** Filter Fabric Exceeds AC -38 Acceptance Criteria for Weather Resistive Barriers ***

 

WaterWay 11mm is a Vertical Wall Rainscreen Drainage Mat consisting of a nominal 7/16 inch / 11mm thick extruded polymer matrix of tangled monofilaments. The monofilaments are heat laminated to an impenetrable, breathable, filter fabric on one side. WaterWay 11mm is designed for use with manufactured and natural stone, traditional and one coat stucco, EIFS, fiber-cement and wood based sidings, masonry, metal and other wall cladding materials. This rainscreen product provides an uninterrupted drainage path & ventilation for incidental moisture between exterior finish materials and wall sheathing.

 

WaterWay 19 mm

Product Data Sheet

WaterWay 19mm is a nominal 4/5 inch / 19mm thick drainage product consisting of a polymer core of fused entangled filaments bonded to a moisture resistant filter fabric on the outer surface. The product is designed for use with manufactured and natural stone, traditional and one coat stucco, EIFS, fiber-cement, wood based sidings, masonry, metal and other wall cladding materials. This rainscreen product provides an uninterrupted drainage path & ventilation for incidental moisture between exterior finish materials and wall sheathing. * Meets Canadian Code Requirements for Rainscreen *.

 

Cladding Options:

       

 

Features & Benefits:

Rainscreen Components:

"America's Only Rainscreen with Water Resistant Filter Fabric"

Features and Benefits:

1. Creates Separation between your building and cladding
2. Forms a space for water Drainage:
3. Provides a Capillary Break
4. Offers Continuous Ventilation Convection:
5. Fabrics functions like Additional layer of WRB
6. Creates a Cushion / Reduces Cracks in Stucco & Stone
7. Simple Interface with Adjacent Material
8. No Special Training or Skills in Labor Force
9. Installation efficiencies Compress Construction Schedules
10. Creates a Thermal Break
11. LEED Points / Green Build Advantage
12. Sustainability - Increased Service Life
13. Post Consumed / PP up to 40%
14. Un-interrupted Space – Helps to Equalize Pressure in the Wall

 


Rainscreen Article Test Reports LEED Credits

 

WaterWay Drainable Stucco Assembly

  1. Substrate / Sheathing
  2. Weather Resistive Barrier (WRB)
  3. Therm-Flash (peel & stick) - optional
  4. WaterWay Rainscreen Drainage Mat
  5. Lath
  6. Scratch & Brown Coat (stucco)
  7. Base Coat & Reinforcing Mesh - optional (PRM or Stuc-O-Base)
  8. Stuc-O-Flex Elastomeric Acrylic Finish or Europlast / Euroseal
 

Manufacturing

Unlimited selection of profile thicknesses, sizes, geometries, recycled content, with or without filter fabrics, even fabrics that function like a WRB. Whether you need a custom designed product or standard configurations to meet that specification, nobody offers a more diverse line of cladding, roofing and geosynthetic options. Cutting edge computerized technology in Americas only west-coast factory assures immediate availability at a competitive cost.

 

 

 

WaterWay Drainage Mats in Roofing Applications

Galvanized metal roofing (zinc coated) is common in commercial building and especially susceptible to corrosion. In any climate, moisture can build up under the roof and cause damage to the structure. WaterWay mats can be incorporated as a spacer between the metal and roof sheathing providing a passage for moisture drainage while reducing water accumulation which causes corrosion. In cold weather, a cold roof surface is desirable to prevent the build-up of ice and the problems associated with ice dam backup. WaterWay mats create a thermal break and ventilation layer in the roof where the conduction of heat would normally occur. This characteristic reduces the potential for ice dams.

"Need a vent layer in commercial roofing?"

For many designers the need for a ventilation layer between the roofing shingle or membrane and the insulation has become a standard technique to ensure that moisture does not build up beneath the sheathing. Furring is an expensive way of spacing the insulation from the sheathing and limits ventilation to one direction. This system can now be replaced by a single layer of WaterWay Rainscreen Mat designed to reduce roof top temperatures while providing maximum insulation efficiency. The mat is rigid enough to support the full weight of the roof and its open structure allows for multi-directional ventilation. For the contractor, the installation of this lightweight product is easy and quick.

Customer Reviews

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"Easier to work with and is a cost effective alternative" - Espina Stone Co. – Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech - Fairfax, Virginia

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

Prior to using WaterWay Rainscreen, we were using a foundation material that was a hard plastic dimple board with a filter fabric over the top of it, it was much more rigid and difficult to work with. This rainscreen serves the same function, is easier to work with and is a cost effective alternative.
www.espinastone.com
(703) 560-0600

"Never had a single problem!" - Andrey’s Masonry & Stucco Inc. – Seattle, Washington

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

We've been using WaterWay Rainscreen’s for 15 years, never had a single problem with water accumulation. We don’t install stucco or stone without it – I sleep better.
www.astuccoandmasonry.com

"WOW!"

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

WOW! Talk about quality. This stuff would work in a submarine....

"Easy to install" - Corona Construction – Seattle to Miami

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

We’ve incorporated WaterWay Rainscreen in both new construction and retrofit projects from Seattle to Kiawah Island. So easy to install - such a logical concept that performs well.  
(407) 814-2070  

"Recommend WaterWay Rainscreen" - Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes, Washington

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"Whether using traditional stucco or EIFS, it's important to use a good drainage system, I recommend the WaterWay Rainscreen Drainage Mats, with a 7/8-inch thick traditional cement based core, and the Stuc-O-Flex finish. This prevents moisture-related problems, and allows the system to flex and move without cracking."
www.lochwoodlozier.com

"Just makes sense" - Baker Plastering – Seattle area

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

We use WaterWay Rainscreen on every stucco project. Our clients agree – it just makes sense!!!

"Assures a higher level of performance" - Stucco & Plaster of the Hamptons – New York

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

When you have weather like we see out here in the Hamptons, WaterWay Rainscreen assures a higher level of performance and an extended service life on every project. We strongly encourage all our clients to include this extra layer of protection.
Stuccoofthehamptons.com

"Worked out great" - Stucco By Alex – Wenatchee, WA

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

Olympic & Associates specified WaterWay Rainscreen for the Chelan Shores Condominium retrofit.
380,000 sq. ft. of enhanced traditional stucco with WaterWay and Stuc-O-Flex Finish.
Worked out great - All involved were pleased with the appearance & performance. 
(509) 888-3503

"WaterWay has always been our favorite" - J & R Exteriors

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

Rainscreen Stucco specifications are pretty common these days. WaterWay has always been our favorite – It’s the easiest to install and really seems to reduce cracking in our scratch & brown.
We’ve had great success with this product.
(425) 343-6092

"Minimize risk" - RJ Kenney Associates

This review is for: WaterWay Rainscreen

With exterior cladding challenges resulting from water penetration, WaterWay Rainscreen is a viable consideration to minimize risk offering a more durable, long-term solution.
www.rjkenney.com