INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WALL COVERING

Drywall (Gypsum Board) Interior Application

Limitations of the Material in this Section

The IRC Section and the Gypsum Association publication GA-216-04 present the methods for applying different thicknesses of drywall (gypsum board) to interior supports such as wood framing, metal framing, and masonry. The material in this section presents the more common methods of attaching drywall to wood framing Read the full Topic

Exterior Wall Coverings

 

Water-Resistive Barrier General Installation Requirements

1. Install at least () 1 layer of No. 15 asphalt felt over all exterior stud walls and wood sheathed walls, unless an exception applies. You may use other approved water-resistive materials, such as some house wraps and Grade D paper, instead of felt. Read the full Topic

Masonry (brick) and Stone Veneer

Water-Resistive Barrier General Installation Requirements

1. Install a water-resistive barrier over all sheathing covered by masonry and stone veneer. This includes wood-based sheathing and foam plastic sheathing.

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Stucco Application

Limitations of the Material in this Section

Traditional three-coat cement plaster (stucco) is less frequently used in many parts of the country because of the lower cost of newer synthetic stucco materials. As such, we will not deal with the rules for mixing and applying cement plaster. The material in this section addresses issues common to synthetic and traditional stucco. Read the full Topic

Wall Penetration Flashing

Flashing General Requirements

1. Use only corrosion-resistant flashing material such as aluminum, galvanized steel, and pealand-stick material. Corrosion resistance includes fasteners or other materials used to secure the flashing. Read the full Topic