Connecting Inner and Outer Walls of Double-Stud Assembly
Newbie to GBA here!
I’m very interested in double wall construction in which the inner wall is structural and has plywood sheathing to be an air barrier and moisture retarder. The one detail that I haven’t seen called out is how are the inner and outer walls tied together? Is this merely a strip of plywood on both the bottom and top of the wall?
I’m looking at this graphic:
This detail seems to show the top of the wall has 1/2″ plywood connecting the inner and outer wall. That makes sense, but the details for between floors is a bit less clear… is that a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the top and bottom plates of the adjoining floors, using a cleat on the inner/structural wall’s sheathing? And anyone have details on the foundation tie-in?
Thanks in advance for your assistance. This site has been an awesome resource – and I just went ahead and paid an annual fee to do my part to help support it.
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