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Old 05-30-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Help with an exposed insulation issue

Hi all,

I have an issue with exposed insulation in my basement.

I've attached pictures--how big of a problem is this? I bought my house in this condition; the home inspection did not flag this as an issue (which is odd because I thought that exposed fiberglass was a health issue).

Can you guys give me a diagnosis and maybe a possible solution?

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Old 05-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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I'd be more concered with the fire hazzard, damage being done to it by being left exposed and the insulation molding up with no vaper barrier and being in direct contact with the foundation.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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Don't disturb it of cover it with Tyvek.

What is all the black material on it? Is it up against the foundation wall like Joe was mentioning?
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Asphalt paper-faced f.g. batt (over 25 flame spread index) requires a covering such as drywall or plywood, solid T&G boards, etc.; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_3_par067.htm

Notice foil-faced and asphalt faced do not pass, require covering; http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.cGE&cad=rja

Tyvek in a basement is not acceptable either, it will burn/melt to expose material below; #3; http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Weather...rchitects.html

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