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Contractor forgot to install vaporbarrier, ask to tear down and refit?

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Hi everyone!

While renovating our kitchen, a part of the old wall was in bad shape so I asked my contractor to replace it with a 4'x8' sheet, and to upgrade the insulation while he's at it. I provided him with the insulation + vapor barrier.

This was a while ago and the cabinets are now installed (backsplash not installed yet). I was pretty happy with the replacement until I recently noticed that he didn't install the vapor barrier, contrary to what would be code in my region.

I live in a cold region so I'm concerned about mold from condensation since it's an exterior wall, would it be worth asking him to unmount the cabinets and drywall to have the vapor barrier fitted?

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