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schneider23116

03:12PM | 11/27/04
Member Since: 11/26/04
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I recently relocated to the Raleigh NC area. The home I purchased has a crawl space. My home inspector mentioned that I could use more vapor barrier so i have put down enough to cover most of the ground.

I have noticed as the temperatures have gotten lower, that a good amount of condensation is forming on the ground side of the vapor barrier plastic. Is this okay? won't that promote mold growth under the vapor barrier?


theeagle

12:54PM | 11/28/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
mold should not form as there is no organic matter like paper to give the colony room to spread out plus the temperature should be low enough.. vapour barrier should cover all floor area and be taped or caulked on the joins.

moisture is normal on the ground side due to the difference in temperature and moisture levels.
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