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How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace

How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace ~~ This article will show you how to add 6 mil plastic sheeting on the ground and insulate the walls in your crawlspace. We use foil-faced rigid insulation to keep the space under the house dry. The plastic and the insulation will eliminate any moisture problems you have in the crawlspace, such as water droplets collecting on the concrete walls and pipes.

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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts Leaky, uninsulated ducts in crawlspaces and attics waste huge amounts of energy and money. Use duct wrap insulation for a quick fix with a big, immediate payoff.


Diagram of two options for insulating a crawl space. Option 1 is exterior foam insulation. A protective membrane covers exterior rigid insulation and folds over top course of foundation block. Option 2 is interior foam insulation. Labeled parts include a sill gasket, unfaced insulation in a band joist, and a 6-mil poly vapor diffusion retarder. A protective membrane overlaps and extends down insulation to provide capillary break. Rigid insulation (fire-rated) has joints taped or sealed. A…

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