polystyrene (insulated concrete forms) for a root cellar?
posted 6 years ago
we have enough of these polystyrene blocks to build a root cellar, but wondering if it would be our best choice of material, given that there could be off-gassing, not to mention the less-than-aesthetic appeal of styrofoam in a food storage room.
The cellar will be earth-bermed on 2 sides and the ICF's (insulated concrete forms) will probably be covered with something (sheetrock? plywood? mud?) on the inside of the root cellar.
Does anyone have an opinion or experience using this material for a root cellar?
Gravity is a harsh mistress. But this tiny ad is pretty easy to deal with: