WOW, I'm pretty sure it's not a recommended procedure anymore, (here anyway). The plastic can create a moisture problem behind the wall and you may end up with a science experiment. However, you gotta go by the local code/custom, unless you find a better way and convince the inspector. Will they allow styrofoam panels glued to the wall? Some areas allow unfaced insulation, but panel are better cuz they're not affected by moisture.Solarito said:It is required by code. Need to have vapor barrier between foundation wall and studs
I neglected to say I have a floating slab w/ a perimeter drain system. Any excess would rain into that.What would have happened to the moisture if it hadn't entered the living area because the VB has holes in it? I think it has to evaporate into the warm side otherwise you'll trap it and droplets will end up near the floor and mold. Maybe not? It all depends on how tight everything is and of course how much moisture is present.
As for insulation, yes sure, it has to be unfaced, but remember, I'm a tile guy not a residential environmental expert.
If you have a damp basement, consider on of those air circulation systems that suck air out of the basement. Dehumidifiers do what they say, but they just recirculate the same air over and over.