Kamp Kaolin – Foundation & Air Barrier

In line with passive house building principles, the airtight building envelope begins at the foundation and is continued throughout the entire construction process and the entire house. passive house, airtight building envelope, air barrier, foundation The under-slab vapor barrier, the yellow wrap, is placed on top of 2” of EPS insulation and then is covered by an additional 2” of insulation. Basically, the vapor barrier is sandwiched between 4” of EPS insulation.  All of the seams are taped to insure an airtight barrier. passive house, air barrier, moisture barrier, vapor barrier, insulated foundationradiant heating, radiant flooring, PEX tubing, insulated foundation, vapor barrier, air barrier, moisture barrier, rigid insulation Rebar is then installed in a checkerboard pattern to reinforce the concrete, prevent cracking, and provide structure for the PEX tubing to be attached to. Finally, the concrete is poured. radiant heating, radiant flooring, PEX tubing, insulated foundation, vapor barrier, air barrier, moisture barrier, rigid insulationradiant heating, radiant flooring, PEX tubing, insulated foundation, vapor barrier, air barried, moisture barrier, rigid insulationradiant heating, radiant flooring, PEX tubing, insulated foundation, vapor barrier, air barried, moisture barrier, rigid insulation The yellow vapor barrier will be taped up the side of the house, on top of the wall vapor barrier, on this project, the Zip System, to continue the building envelope. air barrier, vapor barrier, passive house, building envelope, air barrier, vapor barrier, passive house, building envelope, airtight building envelope air barrier, vapor barrier, passive house, building envelope, airtight building envelope The next post will discuss our advanced framing building techniques.

Kamp Kaolin Passive House Building Methods – Air Barrier

HJLCMS is proud to debut its first video on passive house building methods.
The Kamp Kaolin Passive House Building Methods – Air Barrier video goes over the transition of window openings into the air barrier. Each component outlined in the video becomes a part of the air barrier for the entire building shell.