Term: Drained

A building enclosure rain control strategy (or ground water control) that accepts that some water will penetrate the outer surface (the cladding, which “screens” rain) and removes this water back to the exterior by gravity drainage over a drainage plane, through a drainage gap, and exiting via flashing and weep holes. Many wall systems (lap siding, brick veneer) and sloped roof systems (metal, asphalt shingles) employ drained strategies.

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