GBA Logo horizontal Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Picture icon Hamburger Icon Close Icon Sorted

Community and Q&A

Wall Assembly Critique

| Posted in Plans Review on

Hello everyone, my name is Chris and I’m starting a new build just outside of Toronto, Canada. I’m pretty much in the same climate zone as Detroit. 

My house will be a poured basement foundation, with 2 stories approx 4000 sq feet climate controlled. I’d like to create an air tight assembly that is very energy efficient. I would like to clad the walls in thin stone veneer, and so decided the zip R would be my best bet, rather than exterior Mineral wool. I know there is some vapour issues with zip R in northern climates, but does anyone see any major issues with the assembly I’ve put together here?

GBA Prime

Join the leading community of building science experts

Become a GBA Prime member and get instant access to the latest developments in green building, research, and reports from the field.

Replies

Log in or create an account to post an answer.

Community

Recent Questions and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |