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Old 01-06-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Concrete Floors & Winter

Just a word to the wise...
Incorporate some kind of radiant heating in your concrete floors...

I added 750 sq. foot onto our house and poured concrete floors, skimped on adding the radiant heat to the floor and I'm paying for it now. Man that floor in the bathroom is COLD!
When I build a new house I will make sure have radiant heating...

I have always lived in houses with wood construction floors and never noticed them being so cold.


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Old 01-06-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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It helps alot if you just put rigid foam insulation under the slab, it reduces the contact between the ground and the slab. I put 2" polyisocyanurate insulation under the slab in the crawl space.

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Thats a great idea.
I did put some 1" pink foam on on the footing but that hasn't helped allot.
I will have to remember the 2" foam for the next slab I pour.
I think I will always put radiant heat in the future.
I think it will be awesome to incorporate radiant heat for my driveway & sidewalks when I pour them as well. It will make short work of the ice & snow.

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