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I've packed gravel and sand on the basement floor, the edges have been trimmed with 3'' foamboard, before I lay the entire floor with 3'' foamboard I am caught between using a vapor barrier between the sand and foam... ? The floor will be getting radiant heat in the concrete, do you think a vapor barrier is neccesary? I've read conflicting ideas on this topic.... thanks

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I would use the vapor barrier Unless you plan on taping all the seams and using care to not open them during the pour the foam will not act as a vapor barrier. I feel vapor barrier is critical an code in some areas.

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