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LITIMJO

09:53AM | 06/07/02
Member Since: 01/15/02
25 lifetime posts
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I have a dirt crawl space under my house. I would like to cover it with cement. Can I just pick up bags of the quickrete they sell at Home Depot and pour it on? How level do I need to make the dirt? How thick? Would this have any negative impact? My main purpose is to help keep out termites since I just had some old damage repaired. Thanks.

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lfuriasse

01:28PM | 09/21/06
Member Since: 09/20/06
1 lifetime posts
Hi! I need to know if it is worth it put concrete over my dirt crawl space? Any suggestions? I would really appreciate it.

KingVolcano

08:27AM | 10/30/06
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
You certainly can. You may want to put down some crushed stone first and then metal reinforcement. Draw a line around the walls as an indicator of your desired floor thickness. Some brands of concrete recommend that you spray it with water as it cures to avoid cracks. I never like to introduce moisture into a crawlspace that could have dormant mold spores, so try to limit the amount of water and direct it to the floor. Make sure you read the instructions and follow them to achieve proper results. Once cured, and a season has passed, you may notice the cement floor has separated slightly from the wall. Fill in these gaps with caulking.

jtrush007

08:25AM | 11/12/06
Member Since: 11/11/06
2 lifetime posts
i concreted my crawl and it was hard but worth it. my question to you is insulating a crawlspace. which way does the vapor barrier face? toward the crawl space or should the barrier face the floor of my first floor
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