Brick house insulation
My situation: I have a brick house, that initially had plaster and lathe walls. With the floor joists supported by inner wythe, and the joist ends embedded in the brick. I removed the plaster and restudded the walls with 2x4s.
My concern: On the lower floor, I insulated the stud bays with batt insulation. I thought this was a good thing, however, after reading your article I think I may have been mistaken. I am beginning work on the second story and don’t want to make matters worse.
My question: Is there a way to remedy this mistake? I noticed you mentioned EIFS/ synthetic stucco. I need to do something with the exterior, and that is something I have strongly considered.
1) If this system is used, will that suffice as insulation for the second story?
2) Could that also prevent freeze thaw issues, on the main floor with the batt insulation?
Thank you. Any information is greatly appreciated.