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Old 06-01-2017, 09:30 AM   #1
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If concrete is broken out to locate a tub drain, and the tub set, shouldn't the concrete be patched, rather than leaving exposed pebbles?
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:18 AM   #2
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Found it left this way... what might be the reasons it needs to be patched? Possible freezing?
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Found it left this way... what might be the reasons it needs to be patched? Possible freezing?
Well I certainly wouldn't part of my slab left open with gravel over dirt. If for no other reason you're a hack if you don't patch it.
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If it's slab on grade, insects and rodents.
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If it's slab on grade, insects and rodents.
Mostly rodents....
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Mostly rodents....
In termite country, they'll come in through and gap in the slab (if they aren't killed before they get there).

That would have to be made an accessible treatment point for periodic application.
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Mostly rodents....
Can they actually bore their way that far through pea gravel?
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Can they actually bore their way that far through pea gravel?


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Can they actually bore their way that far through pea gravel?
I've seen quite a few instances where the gravel has subsided from the slab, leaving quite enough space for critters to travel in the gap. Have to admit though, I've never seen evidence they did so.
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What about a possible entry for radon?
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What about a possible entry for radon?
Absolutely. If you buy into the whole radon thing.
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Absolutely. If you buy into the whole radon thing.
Huh?
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If you accept that radon is the big hairy monster we should be quaking in our shoes at, by all means you should ensure that the lower levels of your house are hermetically sealed.

While there is some statistical evidence that in some areas radon can raise the likelihood of health problems, IMO it's been way overblown by opportunists and isn't nearly as dangerous as they would like to have us believe. Crossing the street is dangerous too.
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If you accept that radon is the big hairy monster we should be quaking in our shoes at, by all means you should ensure that the lower levels of your house are hermetically sealed.

While there is some statistical evidence that in some areas radon can raise the likelihood of health problems, IMO it's been way overblown by opportunists and isn't nearly as dangerous as they would like to have us believe. Crossing the street is dangerous too.
I agree. Up here, they are actually making us put in a 4 inch vent pipe before the slab is poured that has to go all the way out through the roof. They are now saying the radon can seep through the poly barrier and the concrete and kill us all, yet I see old farm houses that have nothing but a dirt crawlspace and the owners have been there for decades with no significant health issues. I think there are a lot of opportunists who prey on peoples fear of getting cancer.
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If it's slab on grade, insects and rodents.
Rodents are the one that is mostly found.

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