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Do I need the plastic when putting up drywall?

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Old 11-22-16, 05:17 AM
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Do I need the plastic when putting up drywall?

My basement has plastic covering the insulation. Do I need to remove these clear plastics before putting up the drywall? Or is it okay to keep the plastic?
 
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Old 11-22-16, 01:25 PM
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When you install plastic you stop all moisture movement (bad) as moisture collects on the cold all surface it has no where to go and that causes problems.

Question, does your insulation have paper? You can make lots of cuts in the plastic, and paper, or remove!
 
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Generally speaking, you do not want a vapor barrier on a below-grade wall.
 
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Old 11-28-16, 06:33 AM
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Thank you for the response. The plastic was put on by a previous owner of the house but there are no drywall yet covering the plastic...and I am thinking about putting up a drywall instead.
 
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