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Home Made Cellar: Suspended Slab on a Culvert

 
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Hey All,

Stage one of our northern climate root cellar is complete!  As our gardens grow we have found ourselves in real need of a root cellar, and this time we decided to go big and ugly and permanent.  This was our first suspended concrete slab and it went great, a little honeycomb, but it should hold.

Next stage will be to cover the roof with a waterproof membrane, throw down some foam, and bury!  You can get a feel for the construction and design in the video here:



Hope it helps,

Jeff and Rose and the 5 girls,
 
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Had to stop watching to post this reply.
Building a root cellar is cool.
Building strong girls is indescribably cool.
You guys ROCK!
 
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I watched the whole thing with my eleven year old daughter who also though it was Freaking awesome!

Especially enjoyed when the shell barrow flipped over.
 
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