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Jun 2
2015

Weathering Extreme Conditions in the Delaware Bay with HydroGap

OneCall Services, a full service home remodeling company based in Lewes, DE, selects HydroGap® Drainable Housewrap as a vital component of large-scale repairs to a Delaware Bay home. The project is the latest example of how local builders and remodelers are adjusting their moisture management plans to include advanced systems that can endure the nation’s most severe weather.

The home needing repair is one of many in the Delaware Bay area constantly pummeled by the region’s heavy winter snows, harsh summer thunderstorms and unstable coastal weather. Its original housewrap prevented the wall structure from breathing, allowing intruding moisture to sit in the wall assembly and force its way into the structural elements. Though the home is only six or seven years old, many basic building practices were not completed properly with the original cedar shake siding, leading to rot, mold and additional decay. As a result, HydroGap was chosen as the ideal long-term solution for moisture management.

“We elected to use HydroGap because of its drainage capabilities,” said Dominic Drummond, the project supervisor from OneCall Services. “For that type of installation, you need a good drainage plane. The drainage system of HydroGap eliminates that bulk water from the wall cavity. Much like in the practice of medicine, we incorporate new, advanced elements, like the HydroGap product, into our construction practices.”

View the video below for interviews from the OneCall Services crew and to see HydroGap installed on location in Lewes, DE! Be sure to check out the full case study.

Thanks again to James, Dominic and all the guys at OneCall Services for choosing to Build Better with Benjamin Obdyke’s HydroGap! For more information on OneCall Services please visit them at www.onecallservices.biz or reach them by phone at 302-645-9008.

TAGS: moisture management, buildbetter, drainage, hydrogap, drainable housewrap, sustainable building, sustainable, remodeler, contractor, builder

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