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Seeing daylight between studs.. normal?

Posted by Synlight (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 13, 12 at 10:00

We are building a home with a production builder. When we were touring the construction site this weekend, we notice that there are a couple of places where you can see daylight peeking through the double studs. Is this normal, or cause for concern?

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RE: Seeing daylight between studs.. normal?

Yes. Built-up posts, generally from two-five 2x material nailed appropriately, are structural supports, not air barriers. When they are on outside walls, the gaps may be caulked with acoustical caulking. However, don't expect such attention to air-sealing details unless you're paying extra for it.


Yes it's normal!

RE: Seeing daylight between studs.. normal?

Thank you guys! I may go behind them and caulk it myself if they don't.

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