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Old 03-04-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Vapor Barriers in New England.


I have used drylock on my basement walls. Next step is framing before I do this, do I put up a vapor barrier. I have purchased thermal R-13 Insulation...reading all the articles I get mixed signals. Do I got Frame Insulation Barrier Sheetrock or Barreir Frame Insulation sheetrock or do i put vapor barrier on both sides? I assume not putting barrier on both sides because the insualtion has a plastic on one side. also which direction should the insulation face. thanks..

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Vapor Barriers in New England.


No vapor barrier in the basement. Two, anywhere, will trap moisture and you'll have a mold farm. Also, get better insulation that fiberglass batts; rock wool works well in basements, as they tend to be a bit humid. You can also use rigid foam before you stud it; search here, and buildingscience.com.

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