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Post Root celler.
on: December 3, 2012, 22:06

I am planning to dig a root cellar in my crawlspace. Anyone got any advice on what I should do to make it a succesful progect? How do I ensure it does not turn into a pond under my house? What else should I think about?

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Post Re: Root celler.
on: December 4, 2012, 07:58

I have never dug a root cellar and I don't really know all that much about it as far as keeping it from flooding. I have dug footings out from the basement and shower pans under the foundation. The shower pan and most anything else you put a sheet of plastic underneath it and then put down the concrete. I imagine that you would be able to dig the hole and wait To see if any water starts to build up. If not you can put down the plastic sheeting and rock bricks cement or whatever you were going to use the line with and build it from there.

I don't see why you would really need to put it under the house you could just dig one and build the floor the walls's top everything from rocks or bricks or whatever you might have laying around. You have to keep it from getting rats and mice and squirrels and chipmunks and that sort of thing in there but other than that I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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