Protection of Interior Finish

(1)  Except as provided in Sentence (3), where the interior finish of the exterior walls of a building is a type that may be damaged by moisture, exterior masonry walls, other than cavity walls or walls that are protected for their full height by a roof of a carport or porch, shall be,

    (a)   parged on the interior surface, and

    (b)   covered with No. 15 breather-type asphalt-saturated paper conforming to CAN/CGSB-51.32-M, “Sheathing, Membrane, Breather Type”, and shall be lapped not less than 100 mm at the joints.


 (2)  In situations described in Sentence (1), flashing shall be provided where water will accumulate, to lead it to the exterior.

 (3)  Where the insulation effectively limits the passage of water vapour and is applied by a waterproof adhesive or by mortar directly to the masonry, the requirements for sheathing paper do not apply.

Article Ontario Regulation 332/12 Building Code,   Information published by for educational purposes only.