Recommendations for Temporary Basement Covering
OK, our Cabin foundation is in (please see attached photo). But we probably won’t start construction ‘til the Spring of 2022. Meanwhile, another one of my goofy ideas; If we put a roof on this basement/crawlspace, we could have a) dry, lockable storage, b) a temporary bathroom in the basement, hooked up to septic, and c) a patio deck of sorts. For b), our excavator is looking out for us; he’s hesitant to install the septic tank until we have something to hook up to it, so that frost doesn’t pop it out of the ground. For c), patio deck . . . right . . . as if we would ever sit down. 😉
Anyway, my plan is to use the I-Joists and rim joists that I spec’d for the Cabin floor. And then add some tapered sleepers to the top. Probably ½” per foot of slope. And then ¾” CDX plywood on top of that. For keeping it waterproof (including the LSL Rim Joists), I could apply a torch-down roll roofing. But that seems like it would end up in the landfill.
-What alternative roofing products could I use?
-I thought about metal roofing, but we’ll be walking on it. Maybe I could have my local vendor provide just flats sheets?
-Or maybe paint on a waterproof deck coating? (In grey, to avoid excessive heat gain.) I suppose I could reuse the coated plywood elsewhere. And I could cover the LSL’s with coated plywood, too. Perhaps flash the outside edges with metal corner flashing.
Thanks in advance,
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