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Old 01-17-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm new to the forums here. My question is when I do the 2.x4 wood framing, can I just leave a 2" gap between the wall for air space Nd not worry about a vapor barrier. The house was built 2 yrs ago. Also, can I just leave on the white wrap insulation they put on?

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Old 01-17-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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Yes --leave a gap---Yes--leave the white wrap---
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That white wrap is common in really cold areas--where are you?
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That white wrap is common in really cold areas--where are you?
I live about thirty mins from buffalo,NY. And would you believe I went down in the basement today and spotted a hairline crack, barely a 1/16" and with the rain we had I noticed a little wetness on the wall. Minute though, ya think I can get away with using like dry lok on it? I'll have to pull the white wrap down on that spot of the wall to paint it, or do ya think I'm better off painting the whole basement walls with drylok now?

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Epoxy injection in the crack----Drylock is seldom needed as the exterior of the foundation is the place for the water proofing---

Any constant water seepage will break the bond on the Drylock and start seeping in short order---
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Epoxy injection in the crack----Drylock is seldom needed as the exterior of the foundation is the place for the water proofing---

Any constant water seepage will break the bond on the Drylock and start seeping in short order---
Yeah, that crack is like literally hairlike. Thin barely a 32nd of an inch. Just measures it. Not sure if I can get epoxy in there. Or does is just apply like paste? I'll have a look on YouTube and see if there are any vids on it
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Holes are drilled along the crack line---plastic nozzles are inserted then the epoxy is pumped in under great pressure,
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Holes are drilled along the crack line---plastic nozzles are inserted then the epoxy is pumped in under great pressure,
I just watched a video on, doesn't seem that bad.ok thanks for your help. Much appreciated
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No air gap, no white poly, no dryloc.

http://joneakes.com/jons-fixit-database/743

http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...lation-systems

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