Is vapour barrier necessary?


Old 01-17-00, 08:17 PM
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I was under the assumption that Drylok was
just a cement sealer and a vapour barrier made of plastic was still needed. The contractor finishing my basement said that the Drylok is all that's needed and will act as the vapour barrier. The Drylok was completed, only 1 coat was sprayed on, and there are still many pinhole and missed areas. They feel this is adequite coverage and it will be fine.....any comments would be appreciated...
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Old 01-19-00, 05:09 AM
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Hello: Brian G.

Based soely on what your contractor stated and your comments of missed areas, I would suggest you keep your written contract handy.

This is not meant to imply fault with either the contractor nor the product. In my opinion and based on where your climate location is, any product of this nature that claims to fill a dual role, I have my doubts about.

I would only suggest, for the time being, that you ask around about this product used. Try building supply retail and wholesale suppliers. Contact the manufacturer of Drylok and request a claims and product information fact sheet.

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