basement finishing

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-24-03, 05:18 AM
chantallouise
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question basement finishing

Hello all,
I am new to this so I apologize ahead of time if I am reasking an already answered question. I was just reading about basement walls and plan to use the two by four wall 16" oc 1" away from the wall with a barrier strip on both sides, and the fiberglass insulation (did I get that right??) However there is a portion of my beasement that has already been "done" and I don't want to undo,redo if it is not necessary. I tore down all the wood paneling in the "finished" room, and noticed some rot at the base of the existing 2X4s. I am also not sure that the wall was built 1" off the CMU blocks, or that a barrier strip was used there. I'd like to salvage what I can. should I take down the stil in good shape insulation, and just replace the rotted 2X4's, add a barrier strip on the back side and then re-use the insulation?

Also on a totally different track there is a 7.5' X 6' sand box in my basement floor while the rest is poured concrete....is the best? cheapest? only? way to fill that with quick-crete?.....are there any other suggestions....or any reasons why the sand box should stay?

Thanks for the help...
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-24-03, 10:25 AM
Ed Imeduc's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mountain Williams Missouri
Posts: 18,389
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Re do

Dont know where you are but all codes I know of say you have to use green wood. if it touches the concrete.If it is not replace the whole plate there
I would put a 2 or 6 mil poly on the wall first and still the 1" out.

If the old insulation is dry yes I would use it.

Sand pit????? If you dont need it yes fill it in. cost to much for a truck load and you only need a little over a 1/2 yard. So fill it in with the quick-crete

ED
 
  #3  
Old 05-28-03, 08:35 AM
chantallouise
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
thanks.....but

Thank you for the reply but I still have a question.

Is there a less expensive alternative to filling the whole area (roughly 45sf) with quickcrete. the surrounding slab is about 3.5 " thick. I plan to use the area as part of the floor in the room I am putting in, but it seems like an awful lot of quick-crete! can I put in something to reduce the volume needed? or are there some pre-cast, tile like things that can be quick creted together to form the floor for a lesser amount of $$, time and effort?
 
  #4  
Old 05-28-03, 10:08 AM
Ed Imeduc's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mountain Williams Missouri
Posts: 18,389
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
floor

Its like what you want. If there is no load on the floor lets say fill it in somewith sand and tamp it real good put a wire mesh in it and cut the concrete down to just 2" I think this would cost less than buying pre cast ED
 
  #5  
Old 05-29-03, 04:56 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 18,497
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
If you fill it with premixed concrete, it's only 22 bags. Not so bad.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: