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Wrong –  Air barrier not sealed (picture taken from garage looking into house)
Wrong –  No air barrier installed under staircase
Wrong –  No rigid air barrier is installed behind fireplace
Wrong –  Vent sleeve not completely sealed
Wrong – A visible gap in the insulated sheathing introduces unwanted outside air, creating a thermal bypass and encouraging convective air flow
Wrong – Air barrier is not air sealed
Wrong – Air barrier is not continuous
Wrong – Air barrier missing behind tub area
Wrong – Air barrier missing behind tub area
Wrong – Air barrier missing behind tub area
Wrong – Air barrier not sealed
Wrong – Air barrier not sealed between porch attic and conditioned space
Wrong – Air barrier not sealed between porch attic and conditioned space
Wrong – Air leakage path in a common wall
Wrong – Attic access panel does not have an insulation cover installed
Avoid installing plumbing pipes in garage ceilings
Wrong – Backing not air sealed prior to insulation
Wrong – Band not properly sealed
Wrong – Building materials are being stored outdoors with no protection from weather
Wrong – Building materials with visible signs of mold have been used
Wrong – Cantilever is not blocked or insulated
Wrong – Caulk is too far from sill plate to properly air seal
Wrong – Ceiling insulation not completely installed/air barrier missing
Wrong – Chase not capped
Wrong – Compression and misalignment because insulation is not split around plumbing
Wrong – Compression and misalignment because insulation is not split around wires
Wrong – Conventional T-post detail is extremely difficult to insulate and usually doesn't happen
Wrong – Design walls so that windows are positioned to fit regularly spaced studs so less additional studs are needed.
Wrong – Drain pipe has been cut and foundation penetration has not been properly sealed
Wrong – Driveway is not sloped away from the house
Wrong – Drop down stairs do not have insulation cover installed
Wrong – Either this tape was not pressed down firmly or the surface was wet or dirty so the tape is not sticking properly even during construction.
Wrong – Electrical box not air sealed
Wrong – Electrical bypass not sealed
Wrong – Electrical bypass not sealed
Wrong – Excessive and structurally unnecessary framing at door
Wrong – Excessive bends in flex ducts
Wrong – Excessive framing and improper spacing of studs
Wrong – Excessive framing will not allow corner to be insulated
Wrong – Fibrous insulation does not air seal
Wrong – Fibrous insulation is not an air barrier and cannot be used for sealing holes
Wrong – Fibrous insulation is not an air barrier and cannot be used for sealing holes
Wrong – Fibrous insulation is not an air barrier and cannot be used to air seal openings
Wrong – Flex duct is coiled and looped
Wrong – Flex duct is pinched
Wrong – Floor system does not have air barrier to seperate it from garage
Wrong – Flue not sealed around opening
Wrong – Foam sprayed at exterior sheathing and sill plate connection leaving gaps beneath sill plate
Wrong – Framing and wind baffle installation will not allow for required insulation depth
Wrong – Framing does not allow corner to be insulated
Wrong – Framing does not allow corner to be insulated
Wrong – Framing does not allow corner to be insulated
Wrong – Framing will not allow for required insulation depth
Wrong – Gaps without insulation and not properly sealed
Wrong – Hole has not been air sealed
Wrong – Hole has not been air sealed
Wrong – Hole was not neatly cut with a saw, making it difficult to seal
Wrong – Holes have been cut larger than needed, making it difficult to seal
Wrong – Holes have been cut larger than needed, making it difficult to seal
Wrong – Holes have been cut larger than needed, making it difficult to seal
Wrong – If a fireplace is desired, install a vented model not an unvented model.
Wrong – If dimpled plastic is used it should be trimmed to drain down at the bottom rather than up where water can collect in it.
Wrong – If the insulated sheathing will serve as an air barrier and drainage plane, any cuts and seams must be taped or sealed.
Wrong – Improperly installed insulation and no rigid backing
Wrong – Insulated sheathing seams should align with framing members
Wrong – Insulation does not fill entire cavity nor is there an air barrier present between the double wall
Wrong – Insulation has compression and misalignment
Wrong – Insulation has misalignment, compression, and gaps
Wrong – Insulation is in direct contact with this non-insulation contact (IC)-rated recessed light fixture
Wrong – Insulation is misaligned
Wrong – Insulation is misaligned with air barrier
Wrong – Insulation is misaligned with floor above
Wrong – Insulation will not be aligned with air barrier
Wrong – Kitchen exhaust has not been air sealed
Wrong – No air barrier between porch attic and conditioned space
Wrong – No air barrier between porch attic and conditioned space
Wrong – No air barrier installed between double wall framing
Wrong – No air barrier installed between the walls and a larger gap between the walls that needs sealing
Wrong – No air barrier installed prior to tub installation
Wrong – No air barrier installed prior to tub installation
Wrong – No air barrier installed under staircase
Wrong – No air barrier is present between cantilever and conditioned space
Wrong – No air barrier is present between garage and conditioned space
Wrong – No air barrier is present between garage and floor system

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