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How to Insulate Under a Mobile Home

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    LESLIE: We’re on our way to Delaware now. Kevin, how can we help you?

    KEVIN: Hi. I had a water leak in my mobile home and I’m wondering, as I’m taking the insulation and replacing it from underneath the home, can I fill that with just heavy duty plastic? Or does it need to be something breathable?

    TOM: So tell me where the leak is again.

    KEVIN: It was in the bathroom and I’ve since remodeled the bathroom. And I’m getting ready to put the insulation back underneath the trailer.

    TOM: OK. And so, the leak has already been corrected?

    KEVIN: Correct.

    TOM: Alright. As long as the leak’s been corrected, then you certainly can just put the insulation back in there.

    KEVIN: OK, but I – can I, you know, put the plastic up against – underneath?

    TOM: Was it there originally?

    KEVIN: It was – it’s like a breathable kind of thing that was on there; plastic.

    TOM: Yeah, I think you can reassemble it in much the same way it was before you took it apart.

    KEVIN: OK.

    TOM: As long as your leak has been eliminated. The problem with moisture and insulation is that once it gets damp, it doesn’t insulate properly. So as long as that area is dry, then I think you can go ahead and put it back together the same way.

    KEVIN: Terrific. Thank you very much.

    TOM: Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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