Basement Floor

Old 08-10-09, 10:20 AM
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Basement Floor

I'm considering purchasing a 1920 home with a brick foundation, mostly exposed on three sides. It has a part dirt/part brick floor. House about 1600sf. I'd like to put some sort of floor down for future resale value (the kids will need to sell it when I'm gone). If I went concrete it is totally accessible but are there other options perhaps one I could do myself (treated wood for instance)?
I should include that the basement seemed to be dry although we've had a wet summer. There were things sitting here & there with no water lines on legs etc.

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Old 08-16-09, 11:36 PM
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Have a lot of these old homes here. The only way to do this right is using concrete as a floor. The floor should be set up like this.
Min 4" crushed stone
4" perforated pipe under floor and around perimeters of floor heading to a sump pit in case you need one later.
Min 6 mil plastic vapor barrier on stone
Min 3" 4,000 psi concrete with min 6x6 10 gage wire Or
4" concrete at 4,000 Psi and can add wire to go heavy duty if you want.

Code may also require a pipe from under the Crete for Radon in the future. Check all codes..

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