This method reduces the amount of framing members at the exterior wall and allows space for insulation, therefore reducing framing costs and thermal bridging.
At interior-exterior wall intersections, the exterior wall should feature a ladder t-wall. Insulation should be installed at the exterior ladder t-wall to fill the cavity to full R-value.
- Consult local building codes in areas susceptible to high wind or seismic regions.
- If installing a ladder T-wall, begin first ladder 2' above the subfloor to aid in the installation of drywall.
The EarthCraft Technical Advisor will visually confirm compliance of criteria during the mid-construction inspection.