DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Insulation and Radiant Barriers > Vapor Barrier

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-31-2008, 02:16 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Default Vapor Barrier

Hi All,
i have a poured cement basement in upstate NY that i would like to finish with wood 2x4s, owens corning R-13 kraft faced insulation and 1/2" drywall. Question is do i still need a 4 mil plastic vapor barrier between drywall and faced insulation? thanks for your help.

drbert is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 02:30 PM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wind Gap, PA
Posts: 423
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 8


Hello and welcome drbert

We just had a thread on this topic. Read through it and if you still have more questions let us know ..
guyod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 07:42 PM  
inspectorD's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,271
Liked 187 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 477

Default Heyyyy,,,you again?

The other thread answers one part of your question,,,how to do the job right.
The other part of your question,,,,by installing a kraft faced paper and plastic barrier, you would be doubling up. This would fall under the big no-no. You only install one vapor barrier, toward the heated space. Paper is best...always.
Great question.
Just My
Made in the
inspectorD is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Newest Threads