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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 30 Jul 1997 14:36:54 GMT
Speaking of vapor barriers, I came across something interesting several years back but don't remember too many details: The building I'm thinking of was a one or two story building which had layers of sand and gravel, plus I think a vapor barrier, under the slab-on-grade. The general soil condition around the building was impervious clay. The building was on the low end of a slope, and the water that collected outside the building when it rained somehow drained into the sand and gravel layers under the building. The rain water therefore collected under the building and seeped into the building through the slab-on-grade. Of course the vapor barrier didn't provide protection from the water. This was a case of the sand/gravel layer doing more harm than good. I don't blame the sand and gravel, since, as I remember, there was an obvious poor detail that caused the water to be attracted to this area, such as the placement of gravel under a perimeter wall footing, which allowed the water to get under the building. That's it. Carl S. --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [126.96.36.199]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id UAA10139 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Thu, 20 Feb 1997 20:30:15 -0600 (CST) Received: from emout14.mx.aol.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id na004173; Thu, 20 Feb 1997 18:25:01 -0800 Received: (from root@localhost) by emout14.mail.aol.com (8.7.6/8.7.3/AOL-2.0.0) id VAA12823 for seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org; Thu, 20 Feb 1997 21:22:24 -0500 (EST) Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 21:22:24 -0500 (EST) From: CarlS95(--nospam--at)aol.com Message-ID: <970220212220_584116694(--nospam--at)emout14.mail.aol.com> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Location of Vapor Barrier Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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