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What is this exterior wall feature?

Yes, it’s purely aesthetic. It’s called a “wainscot cap”. It’s more common on the interior. You can look it up on Google. The portion of the wall below the cap is called wainscoting panel and is often ...
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Rigid foam board vs Tyvek under new siding

You already almost have an air barrier. You could simply tape the joints with appropriate tape. From the Owens-Corning product page for their tape for their foam (no endorsement implied, just as an ...
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Rigid foam board vs Tyvek under new siding

Generally yes you would put the house wrap directly over the sheathing, which means under the exterior foam insulation. The goal of the tyvek is to act as an air barrier between the outside and inside ...
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Can I increase the efficiency of an exterior sump system by installing a check valve?

Making some assumptions. If the pipe is the same size, I have to think that your pump is siphoning back from the long drain line. So, options are to use a larger drain line (a bother, expensive) a ...
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Gap: Exterior Door Jamb and Brick Wall

First off a rough opening that is larger than you need is way better than an opening that is narrower than you need. :) Yes, 2 1/2" difference from net outside of jamb width to opening is ...
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