Can you put a basement on a cob house?
Yes, it is possible. It's likely that it will need to be constructed from concrete to ensure the basement is capable of supporting the heavy cob structures of the house.
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Answer . \nWell, unless you have a basement so deep it reaches to the fires of hell, I'd say you have a heating vent leak. Your money is being wasted heating the basement. …\n. \nA few dollars in locating the HVAC leak and repairing it will save thousands later. Contact an HVAC repairman (Heating/Ventilation & Air Conditioning),
for safety and security. And maybe storage space
I have seen retro-fitted houses with the venting on the roof, going into each room. It isn't very pretty, but I suppose the people are cool.
yes you can as long as the floor stays clean and as long as the basement remains clean
You could friction fit some 3/4" Dow styrofoam on the inside frame during wintertime.
The basement is the level in your house below ground level. To say it another way, you would be below the ground if you were in a basement.
Any kind you like.
Yes. It is very common to have a basement with at least 4-8 rooms.
It saves cooking time, and energy: Corn on the cob takes a long time to cook. It would take even longer if you boiled the water first, before adding in the corn on the cob.
The basement is where you enter. You enter through the sliver door that is sort of built into the ground.
a basement is compared to a vacuole because that's where they store stuff
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If by cob, you mean the houses made of material variously called 'adobe', or 'mud brick' or 'rammed earth', then these styles of construction tend to be confined to areas wher…e suitable materials are available, and where the climatic conditions are suited. For this technique of building, the locally available soils have to include fine sands or clays that readily bind well. And that the climate does not have much driving rain. Near the coast for example, the rain is often driving - driven by strong winds, and this near-horizontal rain will quickly damage a cob building. In less windy locales, it is merely necessary to have sufficiently wide eaves on houses as to protect the walls from more-vertical rain. Obviously, if the wall is surfaced with a weather-resistant plaster, then the above objection no longer applies. This now is also the case for 'straw bale' house construction.
A conditional answer! PROBABLY Laminate is about the most forgiving and least cranky flooring around. Moisture is the issue for any flooring. A lot of the modern Laminate is a…pproved for moist areas & BELOW GRADE uses. You don't think about it, but the pressure of the ground water pushes moisture through the concrete. If nothing is covering the concrete it usually just evaporates, If you cover it, then it gets trapped by the wood or Laminate and causes damage. Use duct tape & tape a 2'X2' piece of plastic to the floor, if you see condensation on the plastic after a couple of days you have wet basement, if not it is dry for the moment. moisture can change with the seasons.. Ask your flooring maker if it is approved for "BELOW GRADE" that means it is OK for a basement...
"Cob" is a mixture of clay and straw used as a building material. To make a cob house you first make a wooden frame for the house anderect it on the foundations. The walls are… then filled with wattle(a construction of poles intertwined with twigs, reeds, orbranches) and these are then daubed by hand with the cob to make asolid wall.