26 May '13, 3pm

How Risky is this Assembly? #green

On a scale of 1 to 10 how risky is the following assembly? 1 indicating that the assembly is safe, and will remain dry and mold free for several years and 10 indicating that the sheathing will be soaking wet and we'll have mold in our walls in no time. We're in zone 6A, 30-40" of avg rainfall. Double stud wall, from the inside out: 1/2" drywall painted with latex, 2x4 interior stud wall insulated with Roxul, Smart Vapor Retarder at exterior of interior wall caulked and taped seams, 5.5"gap insulated with Roxil, 2x4 exterior wall insulated with Roxul, plywood taped seams, Benjamin Obdyke Hydrogap WRB followed by cement board horizontal lap siding. The house is 2500sqft with three in the residence. We have an HRV. 2ft roof overhangs. Unfortunately this assembly is built so I'm trying to find out if I can sleep at night or if I should start demo-ing. The contractor was meticu...

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