Repairing polyethylene vapor barrier
We had had run into some condensation concerns after our original vapour barrier and insulation was installed, as such we had to take out the batts in some bedrooms to let the walls dry out with fans…
To get the batts out I had cut slits down every second stud in the bedroom.. upon putting the batts back in I’d had stapled the poly back to the stud and sealed the cuts with TUCK TAPE
Sheating Tape for PE Vapor Barrier (Blue Tuck Tape).
My question/concern with this is that is repairing large cuts in the vapour barrier in this manner an effective way to repair and maintain an effective vapour barrier.. or should I take down the sheets of poly and throw up fresh sheets of 6mil poly?
Some additional info:
– Climate Zone 7
– Wall assembly consists of 2×6 walls, with OSB sheathing, r24 batts and 6mil poly vapor barrier
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