👻🚫 Ghostbusters

After getting down to the studs behind my dishwasher, I got to work air sealing.

Why it matters: Air, moisture, heat and pests all need a pathway to get in the house.

⚙️ How it works: Blocking the air pathway can be accomplished with several methods.

I started with air sealing. Then added insulation before closing up the wall.

👉 Start with rigid material for larger gaps

  • Plywood, OSB, Zip Board and drywall can work
  • I used rigid foam board that has higher insulation value

👉 Use spray foam for oddly shaped and hard to reach areas

  • I like Fireblock since it can be used near electrical wires

👉 Use tape for long cracks

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Do you have areas in the house where you could be leaking air?
  • Feel free to email me for ideas on how to air seal it.



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