WRB & Flashing
The air sealing process for a high performance home with double-stud walls.
Stucco is likely to last significantly longer than the decking, so make it easy to replace the decking without disrupting the stucco.
Felt, furring strips, and flashing keeps rain out of the walls
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet.
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet. An air gap between the siding and sheathing lets both dry independently. Furring strips are one way to make that air gap.
Crawlspaces offer all of the headaches of a basement and none of the benefits.
Insects can get into the little parts of a wall and muck up water and air movement details
How to detail the foam at corners and connections when tightening the energy efficiency of an old house
Dealing with dips and making clean overlaps
The biggest crack in the house, revisited for #ThrowbackThursday