5 Tips and Tricks for Sealing the Terminating Edges of the Vapor Barrier
Your site preparation team has graded your foundation and maybe tamped the earth or placed a granular fill subbase. You’ve rolled out tens of thousands of square feet of your below-slab vapor barrier, the highly-engineered plastic that will protect your slab from the volatile environment below your building. You took...
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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...
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