You have heard of 12 mil polyethylene sheeting, but what are its uses? It depends if you are looking at a scrim (string) reinforced liner, or plain Construction and Agricultural grade plastic.
For the purposes of this article, let us look at a heavy-duty scrim reinforced, tear resistant, high strength virgin polyethylene film. As you may have read from our prior article (Is your resin a virgin- should you care?), virgin resin is what you want to do the following jobs well. If you are going to use this 12 mil liner as a vapor retarder, then you want a liner that meets or exceeds ASTM E-1745 Class “C” standard. This standard is for water vapor retarders that are used in contact with soil or granular fill under concrete slabs. In some of the jobs mentioned below, this 12 mil plastic sheeting will be exposed to outdoor elements. For that reason you will want a liner that contains UV additives and thermal stabilizers.
Great uses for a 12 mil Scrim Reinforced Polyethylene are:
Crawlspace and Basement liners" target="_blank">Crawlspace and Basement liners: Protects the interior or your home from moisture migration
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Temporary Earthen Liners : Excellent for most short-term lining applications
Temporary Rainshed Covers: special long-term version can be used for terms as long as 4+ years
Landfill Covers: Both daily and interim lands fill covers will benefit from the strength of the scrim reinforcement. Long-term special version lasts 4+ years in fully exposed conditions.
Temporary Erosion Control- Control watershed with this heavy duty reinforced film. Holds up well in the elements, because of UV inhibitors and thermal stabilizers
Remediation Liners or Covers: Depending on contaminants and levels of contamination, this can be a very cost effective liner and covering material for soil remediation.
Divider Curtains: Available in many widths and lengths, this film makes for an excellent divider curtain. Also see Dura Skrim 2FR, 10FR, Poly Scrim 6FR, 8FR, 10FR, and 14FR if fire retardant curtains are needed.
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