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Old 06-20-20, 03:25 PM
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I am thinking of converting a place in my basement into a vault. The walls and floor are more than secure being reinforced concrete. The problem is with the ceiling, its of course wood. Is there a feasible way to strengthen or reinforce the ceiling without moving the house and pouring concrete??
 
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Old 06-20-20, 04:35 PM
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You can still do concrete though it may have to be pumped or lifted by hand.
 
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Just how much security do you need? If you want the strength of reinforced poured concrete like a bank vault it is doabale. You can also install security mesh and get a lighter weight assembly. Difficult to get through but not as difficult as concrete. Easier to build.
 
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Old 06-29-20, 12:41 AM
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You can also install security mesh and get a lighter weight assembly
I found some of this and looking at doing a grid pattern or 3/4" rebar integrated in the floor joists and then a security mesh between the drywall and joists. Wont be fire resistant but should deter would be intruders enough.
 
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