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Plastic under mobile home?

Postby ncsu » Wed May 27, 2009 8:04 pm

Do you put plastic under your mobile homes for a vapor barrier? I live in central NC and I am in the process of moving a mobile home. Also, can you put it down and let the mover drive over it or will they just tear it to pieces when the set it up? I just thought it might be easier to install since you wouldn't have to cut around the piers.
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RE: Plastic under mobile home?

Postby Yanita » Wed May 27, 2009 8:15 pm


Welcome to the site.

Yes, you can use a 6mil plastic for the vapor barrier. Not sure about putting it down and installing over it. I can see where they would cut it up for various installs, plumbing, piers, etc.

It is easy enough to do once the home is set into place and before the skirting is installed. Make sure to have each piece over lap the first by 6 inches, we tapped ours. Also it is a good idea to go up the piers the same amount and secure into place.

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