Originally Posted By: rmeyers
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Regardless of what local requirements may say, I've found vapor barriers are critical!!!
Iv'e inspected a few moble homes with steel frames under them. In general, I have found the vapor barrier to be critical in protecting the structure. The frames in most cases were heavily rusted, one to the point of failure of several cantilevered elements.
The moisture under the trailers had also seriously deteriorated the floor insulation and in some cases, affected the floors above.
Iv'e seen moisture from crawl spaces permeate throughout structures and cause condensation along ceiling edges (staining & ghosting) and also condense and form frost in attics on plywood and nail points of conventional framing.
Hope these comments highlite the importance of vapor barriers / ground covers.
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