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A termite shield and a sill gasket are installed between the sill plate and the foundation on a raised slab foundation
Air seal above-grade sill plates adjacent to conditioned space to minimize air leakage.
Air seal drywall to top plates at all attic/wall interfaces to minimize air leakage.
Caulk or glue along top plates before installing drywall
Foam gasket installed beneath sill plate
Install a foam gasket along top plates before installing drywall
Install a sill gasket between the sill plate and the foundation wall
Right – Foam gasket installed between sill plate and foundation
Right – Installed foamed exterior sheathing intersection as well as the sill plate to sub-floor connection
Right – Sill plate was sprayed with foam prior to installation atop foundation
Right – Top plate to drywall connection sealed from attic with caulk
Right – Top plate to drywall connection sealed from attic with foam
Right – Top plate to drywall connection sealed from attic with foam sealant
Seal the drywall to the top plates as part of the home’s continuous air barrier
Seal the sill plate to the rim joist with caulk
Spray foam provides a critical seal between the subfloor, rim joist, and sill plate
Wrong – Caulk is too far from sill plate to properly air seal
Wrong – Foam sprayed at exterior sheathing and sill plate connection leaving gaps beneath sill plate
Wrong – No foam gasket or air seal beneath sill plate
Wrong – No foam gasket or air seal between sill plate and masonry foundation
Wrong – Top plate to drywall connection not sealed
Wrong – Top plate to drywall connection not sealed
Wrong – Top plate to drywall connection not sealed