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Vapor Barrier Applications in Post-Frame Construction

Vapor barriers in post frame construction

Post-frame buildings or pole barns are popular for commercial, industrial, and agricultural purposes. Built on concrete slabs and often capped with metal roofing, post-frame construction can pose unique vapor barrier challenges. From slab to walls to roof, here are ways to protect your post-frame building from moisture by installing proper vapor barriers. Vapor Barriers Under […]

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World of Concrete

Are you attending the World of Concrete this year in Las Vegas? There will be seminars February 2-6 and exhibits start February 3-6, 2015. The world of concrete is an exhibit of the latest and greatest products, equipment and services offered to the commercial concrete and masonry industry. This year the World of Concrete celebrates […]

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Underslab Vapor Barriers: What is ASTM E-1745-09 and Why is it Important?

  Many of the vapor retarders installed under building slabs do not perform adequately due to improper placement or puncturing. Ineffective vapor retarders will not reduce permeability enough to control even the small amount of moisture it takes to interfere with the bond integrity of modern flooring systems. All major flooring manufacturers have specifications requiring […]

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Under Slab Vapor Barrier

It’s no secret that moisture can cause problems in your foundation and walls.  When you properly install a vapor barrier underneath the concrete slabs, you can prevent moisture build-up related issues such as mold and mildew, delamination in the overlay or sealer, joint failure, spalling, cracking and deterioration.  Vapor barriers should be installed in both […]

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Vapor Barrier vs Vapor Retarder

The main goal of installing a vapor barrier liner is to control moisture diffusion. When ground moisture enters the structure through the floor slabs, it can cause the wood to rot and trigger the growth of mildew and mold. Moisture can also build up in the walls and the attic, causing poor air quality. A […]

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