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The Importance of a Vapor Barrier for Below-Grade Insulation Applications

Moisture moves all the time. Whether you are in an older home that you are remodeling, or building a brand new home from scratch, moisture management needs to be on your checklist of “Things to Do.” In the “Rules of Building Performance” from Construction Instruction, Rule #2 is that moisture moves from warm to cold, followed by Rule #3, that moisture moves from more to less. The concept to remember here is that moisture is always moving.

Thankfully, the solution to this is known as a vapor barrier. Vapor barriers keep moisture away from the building material you are trying to keep dry.  Building materials are going to wick moisture, some more than others, but all will to some extent. By keeping your building materials dry, you prolong their life and maintain the efficiency of the task you installed them to do. While Plasti-Fab EPS is a closed cell insulation, a vapor barrier is still recommended based on local building codes to protect it from the elements. Let’s look at a few installation examples using Plasti-Fab’s EPS Insulation. 

The Dirt on Under slab and Perimeter Insulation Part 1

We are about to spend the next few weeks covered in dirt. That’s right – throw on your work boots and join us as we take you through the world of insulating below grade with under slab and perimeter insulation. Last week we talked…

What Experts are Saying about Exterior Foundation Insulation

The emphasis on a complete thermal envelope for a structure is a popular topic for both contractors and the homeowners who will live in them. While the concept of insulating above grade walls, roofs, selecting the proper windows and doors are all well discussed…

Plasti-Fab EPS Product Solutions Commercial Construction Series Wrap Up

For those of you who have been following along with our blog series, you know that we have covered insulation solutions and insulated building components for Commercial Construction. The end result provides a fully insulated, high performing, energy efficient commercial structure. Not only is…

Plasti-Fab Commercial Construction Series – Insulated Roofing Solutions

As we move into the final stages of building and insulating our commercial building, let’s take a look at what we have this far. First, the below grade insulation solutions created an excellent, energy-efficient foundation for the building. Then we moved on to the…

GeoFoam Solutions by Plasti-Fab – Not your average fill material

EPS geofoam is inherently multi-functional, which makes it effective to use in a wide variety of applications. It offers special advantages for construction on soft ground, slope stabilization and retaining walls. EPS geofoam has been used in road and airfield pavements and railway tracksystems, beneath refrigerated storage buildings, sports arenas and storage tanks to prevent ground freezing and heaving and in below-ground building segments to reduce seasonal heating and cooling requirements.

The Power of Geofoam – A case study on the use of Plasti-Fab GeoFoam for Soil Stabilization

Geospec reduces the load on underlying soils which would minimize the amount of settlement and stabilizing needed for the schools built up foundation. Read on to learn how Plasti-Fab geofoam was used to stabilize the soils beneath this school.