Is Bituthane a moisture and a vapor barrier?

Answer Bituthene is a self-adhesive sheet membrane that is used on the outside of buildings. Bituthene does function as a moisture and vapor barrier, and is able to withstand a wide range of temperatures.... Read More »

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Is bituthene a moisture and a vapor barrier?

According to Casa Decrepit, bituthene is not a moisture and vapor barrier, but instead, is a waterproof membrane added to concrete. If a concrete wall in a basement is holding back a lot of wet dir... Read More »

Is Bituthene a moisture& a vapor barrier?

Bituthene is a moisture barrier, used primarily for waterproofing basements and foundations. It may be applied to concrete, masonry and wood. It is not indicated as a vapor barrier. Other products,... Read More »

When would you use a moisture barrier or not use moisture barrier laying concrete slab?

It may not matter too much in a small shed but the plastic (usually 6 mil) will keep the moisture from migrating from the soil up through the concrete and into the building.

If a house has plastic vapor barrier on the inside walls and a foil barrier on the exterior of the house should you remove the existing old outer foil when residing?

Answer Unless your home is heated by electric baseboard you may take it down if you wish. However the foil has reflective heat values, which means it reflects out the heat from the sun in the summe... Read More »