Tidbits from the Top
Polyethylene Under Concrete Slab
This may be one of the most misunderstood building components and is one of the discussions I hear most often. The misconception is that poly under a concrete floor will stop moisture from showing on the surface. The poly, aka plastic, creates a barrier from moisture being introduced from the bottom side of the floor which helps in overall moisture content; however, most of the complaints come at the time where the floor is much colder than the warm, moist air above it, commonly is the spring, which is the formula for condensation. Poly under the slab does nothing to correct this situation.
Who’s at the top?
Jamie Bird is the Owner and General Manager here at Economy Garages. All our tidbits come directly from him! Jamie takes part in everything from finance to onsite production and is extremely knowledgable in code, building products, and current construction trends.