DuPont™ Weatherization System Products Help Simplify a Complex Construction Project
Originally published by: DuPont — November 9, 2020
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This ambitious project covers three city blocks and consists of three construction projects being carried out simultaneously including two distinct mid-rise apartment buildings, and a cluster of townhomes.
To be able to use a single, high-performing building envelope system that can fulfill the requirements of all three building types and help simplify logistics, ease construction, and control costs—all while optimizing durability, comfort, and energy efficiency for the new, upscale rental properties.
DuPont offers an integrated weatherization solution consisting of both a fluid applied air and water barrier and mechanically-fastened building wraps. DuPont WRBs integrate with DuPont™ Flashing Systems products to create a complete air and water barrier solution.
“Tyvek® is the premier wrap on the market. I’ve been using it for 20+ years, and never had a problem. Most designers are familiar with it and know that it works.
And, Tyvek® has one of the better perm ratings out there. With Houston’s extreme heat and humidity, having a product that acts as a moisture barrier but doesn’t trap moisture is really important to prevent corrosion, rot, and health issues such as mold growth.”
Ray Schenk, General Contractor Westchase Construction, Ltd. Project Manager for Willowick Park
Project: Willowick Park
Project size: 463,721 square feet
Project type: Multi-family, new construction
Location: Houston, Texas
Architect: Ziegler Cooper Architects
Developer: Martin Fein Interests, Ltd.
General contractor: Westchase Construction, Ltd.
DuPont™ Tyvek® certified installer: Texas Moisture Protection Company
DuPont products used on this project:
- DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied Weather Barrier (WB)
- DuPont™ Tyvek® CommercialWrap®
- DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap®
- DuPont™ Tyvek® StuccoWrap®
- DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied Flashing & Joint Compound
- DuPont™ StraightFlash™
- DuPont™ FlexWrap™ NF