It was a cute movie, but that’s not the point. The point is that after working in my old basement shop, and building this new shop, my feet are anything but happy. Concrete hurts my feet (and my knees for that matter). I decided early on that I would have some kind of “not-concrete” floor in the new shop.
The existing garage floor wasn’t in horrible shape, but it wasn’t great. There were a few cracks, and a couple of mini-potholes. I looked at several options –
Paint with that garage-epoxy stuff
Raised floor (after I went to all that work to have some head room!)
Semi-raised floor (2×4s laid flat with plywood over the top).
None of these quite fit. Then I found my answer: DriCore.
The runner up was the semi-raised floor, but that would mean power washing and sealing the concrete, laying down a moisture barrier, and lots of 2×4s somehow attached to the concrete. Very time consuming, and with a very low fun-factor. So, off to the BORG I went.
For those who don’t know about it, DriCor is a sub floor. Plastic bottom (moisture barrier), with semi-finished OSB on top. It comes in tiles that are about 2’x2’, and are tongue and groove. All told I only lost 7/8” of head room. They are expensive – arout $6 per tile, but man oh man, are they worth it (IMHO). They’re easy to cut, easy to fit, and you really can have a space completed in a day. I took two, but probably could have done it in one if I had pushed it.
So, my story is nearing completion, as is the shop. It looks like I may have run out of excuses not to build that birdhouse for SWMBO.
It’s really coming together now.
-- To do is to be