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Old 01-24-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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vapor barrier, YAY or NAY ???


i have rarely been exposed to a more divided set of opinions than in regard to the use of 6-mil vapor barrier along with styrofoam scoreboard under concrete.

some say YES, some say NO.

should i or should i not, place a layer of vapor barrier under basement concrete in the mid-atlantic region ?

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Old 01-24-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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The plastic will keep the concrete from wicking moisture after it has cured. We always use it.

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:20 PM   #3
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1. dirt
2. gravel
3. vapor barrier
4. foam board (1.5 in)
5. remash
6. concrete

in this order, is this correct ?

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Old 01-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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you got it, gl
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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how bad is it if vapor barrier goes on top of the insulation instead of underneath ? i already have the insulation finagled in.
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