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Ian S

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 10:10 PM

Nope, depends on how quickly you want mold, mildew and other fungus growths to form and ruin your lumber. The tarp traps rising moisture from the ground creates and a greenhouse environment encouraging the growth of undesirable funguses (fungi?).
- HerbC

Right, I started thinking about the hazards of a vapor barrier shortly after I thought about that shower curtain idea. At minimum, I think I’ll make sure that my setup can breathe adequately. At most I will create something to block moisture rising from the ground and/or set up enough space to vent at the top via convection.

I think I’ve probly got this sorted out. Will post pics of the progress once I put something into action.

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