Darren Posted January 21, 2009 Report Share Posted January 21, 2009 I did a professional 'flipper' yesterday. The buyer had her contractor along for the inspection. When we got to the basement; the walls & ceilings were finished with drywall & metal studs. Some areas between the foundation wall and finished wall were slightly visible from inside the closets. The buyers contractor stated the vapor barrier was missing from the foundation wall. He claimed this is required by code. Now I know sometimes plastic is installed against the foundation wall to help control water entry; but I don't think it's a code requirement. I never heard or read that; in fact, last night I re-read the code and as far as I can tell, the only vapor barrier required is at the drywall with the barrier against the drywall. Does anyone know of the 'requirement' the buyers builder is citing? Just a side note; he also stated a roof ice shield is a code requirement; I sent him proof it's not. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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