- Tear off the tyvek
Tyvek is easily torn off and felt paper applied
I got an e-mail message from a third generation
plasterer saying that
tyvek causes awful cracks. Click here.
This set off an alarm in my head.
The jobs we did that had excessive cracking all had
At the end of the day, we throw away the left over
mortar by putting on
an empty cement bag, piece of plastic, or whatever. This
easier to throw in the dumpster. I noticed when we threw
mortar left on scrap tyvek, it was always mushy on the
never set all the way.
If you remember my Stucco
Wrap test, I was trying to test what seemed
like a superior product, according to their advertising.
It appears that the
mortar never cures properly, because water is trapped
against the plastic.
Tarpaper, on the other hand, is porous, allowing mortar
to cure better.
The tyvek is usually on when we get to the job for
protecting the wood.
Tearing it off also allows us to inspect the framing and
irregularities. Also, it comes in handy for covering
I may not have discovered about tyvek it I didn't have
communication outpost in cyber space.
Who are you going to believe, a third generation
plasterer or a Tyvek