CRAN®: Protecting the First Side of the Home with Effective Foundation Vapor Barriers

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location

AIA Office
50 Hurt Plaza SE, Suite 109
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Credits

1 LU/HSW
Stego Industries, LLC

Join our hosts from Stego Industries and earn 1 LU/HSW as they provide an in-depth look at the cause and effects of below-slab moisture and vapor concerns in homes and considerations for incorporating effective, durable protection. With a science-based, educational approach, the presentation will provide a look at the natural movement of water vapor and soil-gas, like radon, into the first side of a home and the importance of taking the ground permanently out of play regardless of a home’s location or foundation type.

Enjoy a free lunch sponsored by our hosts!

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the science of below-slab moisture and vapor movement into homes and potential negative outcomes related to home performance, human health, and overall sustainability.
  2. Recognize the short and long-term problems with the use of generic poly sheeting (or the omission of vapor protection) at the foundation and be familiar with 2021 IRC requirements, as well as industry standards and guidelines for vapor retarders/barriers beneath concrete floor slabs and in crawl spaces of new homes.
  3. Better understanding of the unique product performance and installation considerations for the vapor retarder or barrier given varying home foundation types and conditions; and how to specify appropriately.
  4. Recognize why effective, durable foundation vapor protection aligns with consumer demands and offers residential design professionals an opportunity to decrease liability and bring further value to clients.