capillary break

capillary break

A space between two surfaces which is purposely made wide enough to prevent the movement of moisture through the space by capillary action.
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Sealing/painting cut ends, back coating, and adding an air gap to act as a capillary break became necessary (Photo 7).
The alliance will create a range of products for civil and environmental applications such as landfills, gas venting systems, vertical and horizontal drainage, roof gardens, salt barriers and capillary break layers.
ALYAF recently joined forces with GEOfabrics Limited, a UK-based company specillizing in the manufacture of geocomposites to create a range of products for a variety of civil and environmental engineering applications like landfills, gas venting systems, vertical and horizontal drainage, roof gardens, salt barriers and capillary break layers.
Good drainage is critical and the installation of a capillary break layer also can be beneficial.
In addition, the large-scale tests permitted to highlight several phenomena due the size of the specimens, i.e., the presence of vertical gradients in terms of temperature and moisture content in the gypsum board, the role of the air space as a capillary break (brick vs.
Rain-screen construction incorporates a WRB and the space between the back of the siding and the WRB serves as a capillary break (Figure 1).
Signal of the capillary break was calculated by MatLab with the same length and sampling parameters as real signal and validated by the noisy signal from interferometer.
The air pockets between the chunks of rock provide what is called a "capillary break." If you live in an older home, your slab may have been poured directly on the dirt.
We put a layer of plastic (called a capillary break) between the two courses of block at right to show how completely a moisture barrier can stop rising dampness.
Some builders have already adopted mold-resistant construction techniques (i.e., a capillary break under the foundation, a waterproof roofing system, windows with low potential for condensation, and newly developed mechanical ventilation systems).
A classic setup was used at NIST using a glass capillary break and a capacitive transducer [1, 4].
You absolutely have to install them over a granular capillary break. And you need to seal the top of the slab--across the rigid insulation bond break--to the top of the stem wall using a masticed stainless steel mesh membrane strip.