26 Sep '11, 10am

Green Building Q&A: Air space between brick and wood

I have an older house (built between 1920's and 1930's). The original house had clap board siding. A previous owner was a mason, and installed a brick veneer. There is an airspace between the two that is at least two inches wide. Right now I am having trouble with flying insects and more ending up in that airspace. Knowing that I have to find the holes that allow the insects in, I was looking for a way to insulate that space to keep air flow to a minimum. 1. Do I want to stop airflow in the space between the brick and pine clapboard? My main concern here is the buildup of moisture. 2. If stopping the airflow is the correct thing to do, does anyone know of a product to use .. I was thinking about a foam type product, slow cure, that I could pour into the cavity and allow to rise up filling the void. Thanks for any help in advance.

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