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Old 2009-09-03, 08:48 AM
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has anyone evperienced water in th vapor barrier covering insulation in basement

should i cut it open to air out and tape up later
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Old 2009-09-03, 09:18 AM
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Yes, I had it. Most likely from the moisture from the foundation. Was told to cut some vertical slits in the vapour barrier to let it dry out and then can tape it back up with Tuck Tape.
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Old 2009-09-03, 12:31 PM
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yes. It's a crappy way to insulate the basement. As long as you never finish the basement without removing and replacing that, it will be fine.
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Old 2009-09-03, 12:46 PM
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We also noticed that last weekend.
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Old 2009-09-04, 09:42 AM
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has anybody got mold as a result
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Old 2009-09-04, 11:11 AM
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has anybody got mold as a result
Mildew on a few of the headers as a result. Air leakage from the headers mixing with the cool basement air creates the moisture behind the vapour barrier.
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Old 2009-09-04, 12:00 PM
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in my current house, the builder didn't plug up the rod holes very well. as a result, we had water comming in. so if you're going to open up the vapour barrier, look at the rod holes to see if they are damp.

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