Tuesday, June 5, 2007
We now have a basement floor, and are ready (almost) for framing. The various things sticking up out of the floor will facilitate the elimination of waste water from the house, and the venting of radon gas out of the basement. Radon gas apparently occurs in abundance in Iowa, which is not something you'll generally hear about at our lovely welcome centers. The good news is, there are ways to eliminate it from your living space. The lower left photo will be the corner of the mudroom. Mother Nature, as you may have noticed, has provided an ample supply of mud so that we may test the limits of said room. So far, so good! Of more interest is the foam insulation that separates the basement floor from the foundation wall, to reduce the transfer of winter cold to our lower extremities. Nice!