- Warm heated
- Neutral insulated
In many apartment buildings certainly has a basement, which is very damp and dark.No wonder almost all horror movies involving episodes where the victim comes to any basement, and thus about nothing, not realizing for him or her or attack maniac fierce predator that is thirsty, or whose death.And a lot of people do not just fear of basements and panic just do not even want to pass.
But in fact, if it is good to work on empty and homely cellar, then he will make a very decent room in which you can not only just to keep their supplies, but also to start a business (for example, coffee bar, club, gym andetc.), which will bring a very good income.
Most people do not take up that's just by the fact that can not or is afraid that will not cope with the arrangement of the basement.But in fact, you can build a basement for about a week (it all depends on your mood and fitness, that is, to have everything ready in advance to the beginnin
concrete basement floor preparation
To start, you need to clear the entire basement of unnecessary things and garbage, as they will interfere with you just for repairs.But we must remember that should be cleaned very carefully, so that there is nothing that can stop you.And, of course, it is not necessary to remove something that can harm the entire structure, such as a pipe.If the pipes are you still in the way, and it will in any case, it is best to call a specialist.So you spend less time and money, and besides, it will be safer.Once in your basement was spacious and clean, you need to take care of how to insulate the floor in the basement.
clearing basement floor
In order to insulate the floor, you need to prepare the surface.And for that, you need to determine what you have sex in the basement - is filled with concrete or it is nothing, that is, bare earth.If you filled with cement floor, then half the work is already done for you.But if you have bare earth, you have a little work on it.To do this, you must first fill the entire surface of gravel and pour sand over the gravel.Thus, you get a kind of "cushion" which you just need to pour cement.And of course, is make sure that the floor was smooth and without a variety of unnecessary items, such as stones or debris, since they will only get in the way.Nevertheless, if this happens, try to get rid of this problem, for example by means of a conventional knife.
Having finished floor, you can choose the type of insulation.But such species can be identified only two:
- insulated heated;
- conventional insulated.
consider each of the options.
Ways of warming the floor
Warm heated - a floor very warm, and thus expensive and make it more difficult than usual warmth.But the good side: this floor will be much better and more practical to use than a conventional floor.For this floor, you will need:
- finished cement;
- plastic or metal pipes;
- fittings and bends;
- flooring that you prefer.
Insulation of basement floor heating
First take the pipe and distribute them around the perimeter of the basement in a way to get a huge "accordion" of the tubes.Now connect the pipes to heating the entire structure and check for leaks or damage.Next, take the sand and pour it all over the floor about 10-15 centimeters from the floor.Now pour it all with a thin layer of cement (approximately 4 centimeters) and allow to dry for about a day all over (drying time depends on the type of cement, ask the seller or read on the cement bags).And you just have to cover this "sandwich" floor covering and the floor is ready for use!
Average floor insulation
Neutral insulated floor.Here, everything is much easier and cheaper than in the previous type of floor.For this floor, you will need:
- heater (take any, but it is better not to save);
basement floor insulation scheme
To start, take a heater and spread it over the entire area of the room.While still closing angles.Then take a conventional building foam thickness of 10 centimeters, and also spread it over the entire surface of the basement (only warmer!).A Seal all cracks with foam.Now cover it with another layer of insulation, and almost everything.It remains only to lay flooring.
That's all, now that you have a ready-insulated floor, you can proceed to other types of repairs in the basement.
principle arrangement of the warm water floor: