Building paper


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building paper

[′bil·diŋ ‚pā·pər]
(materials)
Heavy, waterproof paper used to cover sheathing and subfloors to prevent passage of air and water.

Building paper

A heavy, waterproof paper usually impregnated with tar and used over sheathing and subfloors to prevent the passage of moisture.

building paper

A heavy, relatively cheap, durable paper, such as asphalt paper, used in building construction, esp. in frame construction, to improve thermal insulation and weather protection and to act as a vapor barrier. Special types are: sheathing paper, used between sheathing and siding; floor lining paper, used between rough and finish floors.
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The walls were constructed with a building paper WRB and a vapor barrier primer rated at one perm on the gypsum wallboard.
The three weather resistive membranes included were building paper, spun bonded polyolefin, and liquid applied WRB.
In 2006, increasing prices for concrete products, paving mixtures and blocks, fabricated structural metal products, and nonferrous wire and cable outweighed decreasing prices for softwood lumber, plywood, treated wood, and building paper and board.
The fix is also the same as with stucco: a layer of drainage wrap followed by a layer of building wrap or building paper.
You still need to flash the connection, but the flashing should come down the wall from behind the siding and building paper, run across the top of the ledger, and end in a lip that laps down the face (see illustration below).--Adapted from "Rot Resistant Deck Details," by Kim Katwijk, which first appeared in the April 2005 issue of THE JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION (www.jlconline.com), a sister publication to REMODELING.
Building paper or a similar heavy, weather-resistant barrier will work.
Four 15" wide x 15" long strips of building paper. 13.
paper and paperboard consumption (including building paper) should increase from 95.8 million metric tons in 1999 to 102 million metric tons by 2010 and 145 million metric tons by 2050 (after having dipped amid economic recession to less than 90 million tons in 2001).
A four-layer thickness of newspaper, or a single layer of landscape barrier paper or building paper, generally does the job, but adjust the number of layers according to how vigorously you expect existing vegetation to resprout.
The pesky parrots are damaging roofs, ripping winbdscreen wipers off cars and scattering building paper all over construction sites.
The former has its hard backs coated in building paper while the grey card backs of the latter are left 'as found'.
For years, Mitsubishi has been logging along the Peruvian-Colombian border and building paper mills.

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