pour a concrete cellar floor

Old 11-10-02, 08:21 PM
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pour a concrete cellar floor

Need to pour a new cellar floor 20' x 40' any advice would be

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http://www.ornl.gov/roofs%2bwalls/facts/index.html on this Dept. of Energy site, you want to read "Builder's Foundation Handbook". I know the handbook is a little dry, but if you go through it you would be surprized on how easy it is to avoid many of the problems in basements and how inexpensive it is.

Moisture has an adverse affect not only to basement usage and health, but also to energy efficiency. The way moisture affect energy efficiency is through evaporation. It takes heat to cause evaporation and that will lower the temperature in the basement and may even drain heat from the rest of the house.

If there is any aspect of the handbook you find difficult to understand, please feel free to ask and include the page number with your question.

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