Monday, September 6, 2010
Installing the Air Barrier
One of the requirements for the green building certification is to protect the main residence from the fumes and gases of the garage- Car exhaust is not exactly healthy. Build it Green thus requires to either detach the garage from the house or- as in our case- provide an air barrier that prevents the spread of VOCs and other toxic gases to the residence. So we bought the heaviest plastic sheeting available and started to staple it to the studs of the garage walls and taped the joints prior to the gyp board going up. The picture shows Grit taping joints at the ceiling.