Posts Tagged ‘crawl space plastic’
Can I Install New Plastic Over Old in Crawl Space
I received a question about installing new plastic over old plastic in the crawl space. Installing plastic in the crawl space is both vital, but can also be labor-intensive. Many try to make the process easier by throwing the new vapor barrier over the old vapor barrier to save time and money, but is this…Read More
What is a Class 1 Vapor Retarder?
Crawl spaces require a class 1 vapor retarder to be installed on the exposed dirt to assist in moisture control. Although, moisture control is the goal, rarely is installing a vapor retarder alone able to control moisture. Many builders and home improvement contractors are under the assumption that throwing down plastic controls crawl space moisture…Read More
Is 6 Mil Plastic Good for Crawl Space?
Today we will be answering the question, “Is 6 Mil Plastic Good for Crawl Space?” My professional opinion is no, 6 mil plastic is not a good option for a crawl space. Can 6 mil plastic meet building code? Yes, but for several reasons, it is not a great choice for your crawl space. Why…Read More