"Thanks for sharing this, Keith.
Just one question, are the DoE and CEC (California Energy Commission) climate zones different? I live and work in 94024 (California CZ 4) but your listing shows it as CZ 3.
Glad to hear that you are friends with the contractor and just trying to gain information. His installation is not "best practice" but it is an accepted installation method. As I mentioned in a previous post, best…"
"Debra, being a BPI certfied contractor, I agree but Jennifer didn't provide enough information for us to accurately assess the conditions so I stand by my 90% statement. By the way, code is for new construction. This is an…"
"Yes, the purpose of the barrier is to trap the moisture to keep it from getting into the conditioned space. That is why best practice tells us that we run the membrane up the foundation wall, terminate it approximately 6 inches below the mud…"
"Jennifer, I'm curious why you made this post. Are you trying to help the homeowner get compensation from the contractor? Are you trying to assist the homeowner with legal action? Are you trying to help the contractor get…"
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