Given the amount of seam-sealing you're having to do, you will probably find this to be of intense interest: http://www.mcaia.com/architechnics/articles/architechnics-volume11-fall2008.pdf
Wow! Wow! Lee, that is fantastic! House building and nature, all in one big happy ball-o-science!
Is it still in the fifties? I doubt it. ;-)
Well, but it was. I've been doing masonry and plaster for the past couple of weeks, pictures to come, eventually. Work has been busy.