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STEGO IQ | Below-Slab Vapor Barriers: What Does a Perm Rating Mean?

 

10 Critical Reasons Why You Need a Below-Slab Vapor Barrier

Photo courtesy of Chavez Concrete Contractors, Inc.

Despite its cost being measured in mere cents per square foot, project designers, contractors and building owners often disregard a high-performance under-slab vapor barrier. Yet, failing to use this vital material may be the best illustration in the construction industry of “a penny wise and a pound foolish” – unnecessarily risking costly consequences and potentially years of legal squabbling over liability.

Here are 10 critical reasons why you should always use a high-performance vapor barrier, no matter the project:

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We have all probably heard of or endured a personal connection to a familiar story: the victim of lung cancer who “never smoked a day in their life.”

Is a Class 1 Vapor Retarder Good Enough for Crawl Space Encapsulation?

For starters, is it Class I or Class 1?  Fun fact:  it’s actually Class I.  I get asked by both homeowners and contractors alike what a Class I vapor retarder is.  If you’ve been researching a DIY crawl space encapsulation project, it is possible you’ve stumbled across this reference as well.  In this blog post I’ll answer what a Class I vapor retarder is, but I’m also going to use this space to explain why a Class I vapor retarder, although referenced in code as a threshold, may not be satisfactory for your project.  To get you started on the right foot, we’ve made it easy for you to look-up the current version of code governing your jurisdiction.    

COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER: A Cautionary Tale for Chemical Termite Treatment in New Building Construction

Before you consider chemical pre-treatment of termiticides on your next home building project, consider this case of the unintended consequences of pesticides from the commercial agriculture sector.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Damaged Crawl Space Liner?

Are you wondering what your next home improvement project should be?  A lot of homeowners spring for aesthetic upgrades when the biggest bang for your buck may come from your crawl space.  Frequently an afterthought, fixing your crawl space can help ensure a safe structural foundation and great indoor air quality to complement many other home upgrades you may be considering.

Contractor Trusts Beast Screed System to Deliver Leveler, Faster Concrete Slabs

Floating Cow Patties Are a Thing of the Past for W&N Development

The Challenge

The Vander Linden brothers just have to glance up the street to see how the pour is going. Are the concrete trucks stacking up? Are the concrete trucks rotating in-and-out every 10 minutes? 

Tucson Architect Specifies Pango® Wrap to Protect His Forever Home

Breakthrough Termite Barrier Offers a Green Solution

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