Supervisors must inspect all work completed to ensure that DripWave system will work as designed.
Once the DripWave panels have been placed on the structure, you must conduct a careful inspection before the lath and stucco are added.
IMPORTANT: DripWave panels cannot be mixed with insulation panels from other manufacturers.
Installation Inspection Steps:
- Ensure that all DripWave panels are facing the proper direction. Arrows must be pointed up, and DripWave printing must be right side up and visible after installation.
- DripWave must be installed right side up (arrow and tongue pointing up) on all columns and narrow sections.
- The bottom row of DripWave panels must rest inside the weep screed track.
- Ensure all panels are tight and flush.
- The tongue and groove joints must be tightly sealed across the entire span of the DripWave panel, with no gaps.
- All panels must be undamaged, with no cracks or dents.
- All fasteners must be secure.
- Make certain that only galvanized nails were used.
- Ensure that the tape has bonded well to the DripWave panels.
- Ensure that each vertical seam is taped appropriately, with no bubbles or gaps.
- Where local regulations require that horizontal seams be taped, ensure that each horizontal seam is taped with no bubbles or gaps.
- Ensure that corners are square.
- For each penetration and architectural detail, ensure that the DripWave panels are tight with no gaps.
- After the DripWave panels have been inspected, add the lath. After the lath is installed and inspected, proceed with the one-coat stucco application.
- We recommend that stucco should be added as soon as possible, within two weeks of DripWave installation.
- Sunlight and heat damage exposed foam panels over time, turning them yellow and reducing their effectiveness. Before applying stucco, ensure that DripWave panels have not turned yellow. Panels that have turned yellow must be removed and replaced.