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A below-grade foundation wall with a damp-proof coating
A complete HVAC system includes ducted returns
A continuous layer of polyethylene covers the crawlspace floor and is attached to the wall with wood nailing strips
A continuous rim joist separates the garage and living space
A crane is used to install the SIP fireplace chimney chase
A damp crawlspace
A direct-vent sealed-combustion fireplace takes its combustion air directly from outside through a dedicated air inlet and vents combustion products directly outside
A direct-vent sealed-combustion furnace has dedicated pipes for combustion air and exhaust
A metal plate is used to connect top plates to one another
A moisture meter verifies that the moisture of the framing is below the recommended 18%
A nylon draw band and tensioning tool are used to secure the inner coil of the pre-insulated flexible duct
A nylon draw band and tensioning tool are used to secure the inner liner of the pre-insulated flexible duct
A portable CO monitor is used to test for ambient CO near a ventless combustion fireplace
A pumper is used to place the concrete into the foam form walls
A site-built rafter roof with a raised top plate allows for more insulation underneath
A standard site-built roof of rafters may pinch the insulation at the eaves
A structural spline made of a solid 2x is used where needed to meet structural load requirements at SIP panel seams
A surface spline reduces thermal bridging much more than a structural spline at SIP panel seams
A technician conducts a duct blaster test
A termite shield and a sill gasket are installed between the sill plate and the foundation on a raised slab foundation
A ventilation controller with a manual override is located on a central air handler fan that is located in an accessible location
A ventless gas fireplace has no chimney
A visible gap in the insulated sheathing introduces unwanted outside air, creating a thermal bypass and encouraging convective air flow
Advanced framing details throughout house including insulated and open headers
Advanced framing details throughout house limit use of lumber
Advanced framing showing open headers
Advanced framing uses less wall studs
After all holes through the ceiling are air sealed and the baffles have been installed, the insulation can be installed
After installing the house wrap over the SIPS, window flashing is installed
After securing the inner coil, cover the draw band and the seam with a generous amount of mastic
Air barrier and penetrations sealed between porch attic and conditioned space
Air barrier installed behind shower stall
Air barrier installed behind the tub
Air barrier installed under staircase (picture taken from house looking into attached garage)
Air barrier is air sealed
Air barrier is continuous across several components of the lower section of wall
Air barrier is installed between double wall framing
Air barrier is installed prior to porch attic framing
Air barrier is installed prior to porch attic framing
Air barrier is not air sealed
Air barrier is not continuous
Air barrier is present and installed between the floor system and unconditioned space
Air barrier is present between garage and conditioned space
Air barrier is present between garage and floor system
Air barrier is present between the dropped ceiling/soffit and the attic
Air barrier is present between the dropped ceiling/soffit and the attic

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