Jake Bruton and Steve Baczek have written one of the most important articles in JLC history. "Air Sealing That Works" (Apr/18) is important because it begins to standardize and make affordable the process of air-sealing for new construction. It demonstrates a practical air-sealing process on a modest, regular house, not a super high-end home. Yet the process that Jake and crew follow leads to an air exchange rate that vies with the most stringent air-sealing standards.
Whether you are building to simply meet energy codes or to Passive House standards, there are practical details and excellent efficiencies to learn from this air-sealing approach.
In this companion video, Jake sets out to explain the process in simple terms that a homeowner can understand, providing a quick overview to the process.