So are gasoline "containers" and
and many more like them.
As we;; as metal and plastic drums, etc, etc. MANY ways of storing
things in "air-tight" containers.
As other said you don't "need" the vapor barrier but it would certainly
cut down on the humidity thus keeping anything stored there less likely
to suffer severe rusting or the like.
OTOH, if it really does flood and you're not going to prevent that from
happening, it'd be a huge detriment afterwards as there wouldn't be
anywhere for the water to go down through to be (eventually) absorbed
back into the ground so in that case I'd definitely strongly recommend
_against_ it and the plywood or any other wood solution. While PT is
certainly better with respect to sustaining water and termite/other
pests damage than non, if it's going to be inundated from time to time
it just isn't suitable material for the long haul.
The pavers seem just the ticket; here they're generally available at
cut-rate prices from the Waly-World or other BORGs "garden" sections
late in spring after the frenzy has worn off and they're getting rid of
remaining stock plus they'll often just let one have broken ones for the
effort of getting them off their hands. I picked up a bunch of 1-1/2"
12x24 that were nothing worse than being two halves that way last year
for some fill-in in an area in the barn where had never gotten around to
finishing pouring a floor--work perfectly fine and who cares about a
crack for such a purpose; they're not in a show area...
On Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:47:59 AM UTC-4, dpb wrote:
Interesting point about the flooding. Although the crawl space is about 3 f
eet above the basement floor, when we get a hurricane, the basement fills u
p to right below the ceiling so the crawlspace will be underwater. However
, when the water level goes down, it will pour out of the crawlspace onto t
he floor where the sump pump will pump the water out so i think it's a moot
point if the water can't drain under the pavers.
Ah, that's a wholly different geometry than had envisioned -- altho as
noted in another comment wondered about how you envisioned washing it out.
What's the headroom and dimensions of this space; maybe you said but
I've not seen. If it's a full basement and only 3' above its floor
would seem to be nearly 5' or so which would make working reasonably
easy. If it does get flooded I'd be pretty keen on a solid floor to
simply stop the bulk of the mud after the events.
On Monday, April 25, 2016 at 12:01:33 PM UTC-4, Fredd Wright wrote:
feet above the basement floor, when we get a hurricane, the basement fills
up to right below the ceiling so the crawlspace will be underwater. Howev
er, when the water level goes down, it will pour out of the crawlspace onto
the floor where the sump pump will pump the water out so i think it's a mo
ot point if the water can't drain under the pavers.
Fredd, please stop leaking out details piecemeal.
Why not give us the dimensions and any other pertinent details so we know w
question we are actually trying to answer?
Pictures are good too.
On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:22 -0700 (PDT), Fredd Wright
First off how big is the area, a cubic yard of concrete will cover an
area of 100 square feet at 3 inches deep. Getting it into a crawl
space is the hard part (shoveling the old school way) or new school a
concrete pump would make it easy. Finding a contractor to do a small
job is also problematic.
Not being able to see the situation it is hard to come up with a plan.
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