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Your Wife and you just purchased out first house and you discovered that the entire basement has plactic sheeting between the drop-ceiling and the floor joist Should you remove this moisture barrier?

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04/29/2010

NO.. it was probably put there for a purpose. Might have been some form of insulation to keep the upstairs less drafty or very likely it is keeping moiture from getting to your mardwood floors upstairs.. much better to ventilate the basement a bit that remove the Plastic.. Might even have been someones attempt at asbestose abatement years before..