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Old 02-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #16
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and might as well add / change your interior weeping system to your sump pit of you dont have one already.

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Do I detect a little Scope Creep creeping in here? Well, as long as you're doing this, you may as well go ahead and do that.

Its all good, I'm drawing up plans for my bunker before I put my Radon system in.
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By the way, if you're in the Midwest have you considered the value a tornado shelter would add to your home? Something to consider
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i would think twice about in floor electrical. Basements can leak. sump pumps can quit pumping. good luck and take lots of pics.
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Look into a dry concrete saw.
We have a Hilti brand one at work. Comes with a HEPA vac and about 12' of hose.

It's a bit slower then a gas saw but definitely cleaner!!!

I've used it a few times at work (loop detectors) and at home to cut my drain for my master suite shower.

You'll need at least a 20amp circuit for the saw and a separate 15 for the vac.
Earplugs a must as well.
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The guy that sawed mine used a gas powered wet saw and we just closed the door and put a fan in the window for most of the dust since were knew we would have a lot of other clean-up later. When we put in the sump and hit water before installing the drain tile, I knew we had the right solution to reduce the water leakage and pressure.

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Just wanted to give an update on this post for those interested:

After calling a few places I decided to just contract out the work. The price of the demo ended up being $2000 for full removal and disposal of the 900-950sqft of concrete along with a bit of whats below that (about an inch so that I don't lose a lot of head room when i put in foam etc).

It seemed like just to rent a roll away that would take concrete and to rent the equipment (jackhammer, saw etc) would start getting me close to $1000.... main reason I said screw it and hired it out!

I am creating a new post regarding the installation of the slab, foam, geothermal system etc.

Thanks again for all the input guys!

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