Insulating a brick veneer house
I’ve currently gutted the living room in my 1950s brick veneer house back to the studs and am trying to come up with the best way to re insulate it. Details about the house from outside-in, brick veneer, air space of 1 inch with some motor droppings, some kind of fiber board (maybe water resistant coating on outside, but can’t tell). The brick is open on the top but has no weep holes. There are some holes in the fiberboard to the inside of the house, I’m guessing to facilitate drying. I’d be patching those before insulating. There is no metal flashing around the windows or on top of the foundation. There’s also about a 2′ roof overhang on all sides of the house.
I’d like to use dense pack cellulose in the 2 x 4 walls with intello plus as the air barrier, but I’m concerned about moisture accumulating on the fiberboard. Any suggestions on the best way to re insulate without creating more problems? I also have a brick fireplace on the exterior wall. Is the best way to air seal that with high temp caulk? Any help is appreciated!
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