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Terri

06:09PM | 02/06/99
Question:
I am currently finishing the basement of our home which has cinder block foundation, built in the 1940s. My question is do I put the 6mm vapour barrier next to the wall or do I put the strapping, insulation and then the vapour barrier? (and, yes, the basement is a little damp right now.)

BobF

02:32AM | 02/08/99
Terri,

You've got to control the humidity first. Otherwise you will have all kinds of problems with mold, rotting wood, etc.

A vapor barrier is not the solution. A vapor barrier is only for normal household humidity levels.



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