The use of vapour barriers under concrete slabs on ground

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20331439
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 8
ISSN0701-5216
Physical description3 p.
Subjectvapour barriers; floors on grade; flat slabs; water cement ratios; concrete curing; plastic sheets; Air and vapour barriers
AbstractThis Note has been prompted by inquiries regarding the possible weakening effect of placing concrete for floor slabs on plastic sheets instead of directly on the subgrade. The decision to place a vapour barrier under a concrete slab on ground should be based on design factors and performance requirements. The water/cement ratio should be kept as low as possible consistent with workability requirements. Recommended curing methods should be followed to ensure that the concrete develops the desired strength and finish.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
Translation of
  • Usage de coupe-vapeur sous les dalles de bêton sur le sol
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-814
NPARC number20331439
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Record identifier1e1c54a2-38ae-4dc6-8aa5-a8afa21d4d9a
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-07-06
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