The Difference is Clear – CavClear®
CavClear® products by Archovations, Inc. offer a completely different approach to moisture management and air space maintenance in masonry designs. Products are not installed just at the flashing levels; they are specified and installed throughout the full-height of the masonry. CavClear products offer the only complete solution to protect weeps and prevent mortar bridges. Join the architects who specify, the builders who install, and the dealers that recommend the one wall air space system that ensures top protection!
- Stop mortar droppings, mortar bridging and weep vent obstructions
- Prevent mold, milder and wall deterioration
- Maintain a clear cavity every time and eliminate the need for rework
- Enjoy easy installation
- Reduce life-cycle costs
CavClear® Masonry Mat or Stone Mat is factory-bonded to rigid insulation to produce this comprehensive full-height air space and moisture-management solution. The Mat will not allow mortar to make contact with the insulation. The CavClear Insulation System is installed full-height behind brick or stone in an insulated masonry wall to provide a continuous drainage area.
A properly functioning drainage system is the prerequisite for a masonry design to achieve maximum thermal efficiencies and reduced maintenance and repair costs. Mortar obstructions and droppings that impede drainage are completely prevented by installing full-height protection using the CavClear Insulation System.
CavClear® Masonry Mat is installed full-height behind brick to provide a continuous drainage area for moisture management. A properly functioning drainage system is the prerequisite for a masonry design to achieve maximum thermal efficiencies and reduced maintenance and repair costs.
CavClear Masonry Mat not only protects the weeps in a masonry design, it also addresses mortar obstructions throughout the height of the air space. Mortar bridges are problematic anywhere in the wall, not just at the flashing levels.
Mortar obstructions and droppings which impede drainage are completely prevented by installing full-height protection using CavClear Masonry Mat.
Masonry Mat MD
CavClear® Masonry Mat MD is a mortar deflection device used in conjunction with standard masonry cavity walls with a 1” or 2” wide cavity.
CavClear® Masonry Mat MD is designed for use at all flashing locations, such as composite, single wythe and veneer applications. The molded polymer core geometric design allows moisture to seep down through any mortar droppings and weep out of the wall through mortar free weep vents. CavClear® Masonry Mat MD, used with properly installed flashing and weep vents, along with good mortar applying techniques, will ensure the performance of a well designed masonry wall.
CavClear® Rainscreen Mat is a nominal 0.25 inch thick, randomly oriented, geometric patterned drainage and ventilation mat. Specify and install in manufactured or thin-set stone, stucco, lap siding and roofing applications to eliminate moisture and moisture vapor.
CavClear Rainscreen Mat is produced from an extruded polymer matrix of tangled monofilaments. The three-dimensional mat is heat-laminated to a non-woven lightweight, breathable fabric in order to provide a separation from cementitious sidings. The monofilaments are heat-welded at the junctions to form a structure that spaces exterior veneer away from the inner sheathing.
The product is engineered for rainscreen designs in which an air space is needed for drainage and ventilation.
CavClear® Weep Vents are available in a variety of colors to blend with mortar. They are installed in vertical joints (open-head weeps) of brick masonry units at 24″ (609.6 mm) spacing at the flashing level for moisture drainage and airflow. They prevent insects from entering and add visual continuity to open-joint weeps.
The unique notch feature of CavClear Weep Vents facilitates rapid drying. Open-head joint weeps increase ventilation over rope wicks. For better pressure equalization, install weep vents at both the top and bottom of the wall.