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8 Mil DiamondBack™ Liner

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

This crawl space liner is American Made. It is a string reinforced polyethylene vapor barrier that is white on one side and black on the other. The DiamondBack™ naturally resists mold growth, does not off gas or have any VOC’s. Facts about this product- Roll size 13’4" x 75' – that’s 1000 Sq Ft on each roll It is a nominal 8 Mil product just like ALL the other 8 Mil liners on the market today. Made in the USA In stock ships next day or sooner Made from virgin polyethylene resin Bright white...

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Felt 550™ Protection for Crawl Space Plastic

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier UnderlaymentFelt550™ is available in two sizes; 5' x 50' & 5' x 100' Felt 550™ was designed to protect the crawl space vapor barrier and other crawl space liners from punctures due to sharp rocks, concrete and metal in the crawl space. We highly recommend removing these items before encapsulating your crawl space, but that may not always be possible. Here’s an example- Let’s say someone in the past tried to fix a standing water problem in the crawl space. And, instead...

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WaterProof Seam Tape™

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

This waterproof seam tape is used to seal the seams of your crawl space vapor barrier. It comes in rolls 4? x 187' (compare to rolls at only 108') and is white to match the SilverBack™ and GuardianLiner™ barriers. This product, when installed correctly, will give you a water proof seal at the seams. In very wet conditions it is recommended to use the Foundation Seal Tape™ under the seam to give an extra layer of protection. This tape is the perfect thickness for this application allowing proper...

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Foundation Seal Tape™

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

Foundation Seal Tape (FST) is used to seal the crawl space vapor barrier to the foundation wall. When installed to a dry, clean (the concrete must be brushed off to remove loose debris) foundation wall the bond is good enough to hold the SilverBack™ to the wall temporarily (several hours/days) until the Foundation Pins are installed. If the foundation wall is wet in the area it will be installed and it will not bond then a polyurethane caulk must be used. This tape is 1.5" x 108' and has a...

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