vapor/moisture barrier - once and for all

Old 02-06-02, 05:58 AM
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vapor/moisture barrier - once and for all

I have read a lot of questions and responses about the moisture/vapor barrier issue. I am hoping to clear my conscience and move on with my basement project .

I live in a new home with a walkout basement. The grade is very steep from front to back yard. The basement is very dry. We actually had a 48 hour period where it rained 4.5" and the sump pump never came on.

I live in west Michigan where winters are very cold and summers are hot and humid.

My question is, do you think I need a moisture barrier or vapor barrier or both or neither. My gut is telling me to go with the vapor barrier between the drywall and fiberglass only.

What do you all think.


todd lowell
Old 02-06-02, 04:28 PM
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For the final say so, check with your building permit dept. They will look up what is needed in your area. In many states it is required to have the following. Concrete wall, 6ml sheeting, wall with insultaion, 6ml covering. These codes do change from state to state. But just west of you, it is required as I stated. Good Luck

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