2013 08 19: plywood in nailed into place over the tjis and the insulation. the burnt orange appearance is a prosoco cat 5 product. this prevents the movement of air and water through the plywood.
2013 08 19: spray on fiberglass insulation being installed between the tjis.
2013 08 15: mineral wool goes on top of the air barrier between 2 x 10s. the roof is placed on these
2013 08 13 high density fiberglass insulation is being blown into the ceiling. cellulose insulation is usually considered somewhat more environmentally benign than fiberglass; but fiberglass is still good. fiberglass has a slightly higher r-value.
netting holds the fiberglass in place until osb is nailed to the joists. to get the fiberglass in, holes are cut in the netting. the fiberglass is then literally blown into place using the hole for access.
2013 07 29: the picture shows the eight inches of expanded polystyrene insulation being added over the gravel. code requires only two inches. i should have cozy feet by the end of this project.
2013 07 26: the foamglas has been carefully cut so that it provides the maximum insulation and the maximum load bearing surface for the walls. the pictures illustrate this.
2013 07 26: the photo shown the installation of foamglas, the black material, at a corner of the house. it is placed all around the perimeter of the house between the slab and the footings. this insulation will bear the weight of the walls and the roof. this construction is somewhat unusual. it is designed to provide outstanding insulation for the slab while being strong enough to easily bear the weight of the walls and roof.