Vapor barrier myths busted

Air barriers, vapor barriersThere are a lot of myths associated with vapor barriers. One such common myth is that if a concrete floor is kept bare, it will be cold and damp. It is a not a completely true statement. The modern houses that have the concrete flooring are insulated properly and therefore, the statement does not hold true in this regard. Then there are codes of building that require the vapor barrier under the floor slabs.

Another myth is that since it is not possible to keep the cracks covered in the concrete floors, they need to be kept covered. However, a lot people can actually keep them like that to get that rustic appeal. In many cases the fractures are acquired by staining the floor and leaving some of the minor cracks on them exposed. These are some of the myths associated to vapor barrier.


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