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Our art nouveau villa was built in 1900 and has a full basement. However, under the basement is another cellar. This was used in the past as a vegetable cellar and air raid shelter. The climate is therefore cool and humid.
Over the years, leaking pipes on the exterior have caused major water damage in this area. For years, rainwater from a roof area of more than 100 square meters ran directly into the masonry.
This, of course, had a considerable impact on the building fabric. The steel beams in the basement ceiling are badly rusted and the floor is blown up.
Drying basement – false ceiling must be renovated
To make the space usable in the future, the entire area must be drained. The downspouts have already been repaired. The walls on the outside were exposed and the entire base area was drained.
Since the sub-basement extends to a depth of 6 meters below ground, it was not possible to expose the base on the outside in this area.
The risk that the foundation walls could break away was simply too great. Therefore, the approach here must be from the inside.
The basement ceiling also needs to be renovated. For this purpose, the old basement ceiling must be removed and completely rebuilt. This all had to be done in painstaking manual labor as there is no access for heavy technology.
Between the steel beams, the intermediate ceiling is filled with concrete screed. Reinforcement provides additional stability. After all, this sub-basement also served as an air-raid shelter during wartime. The demolition was therefore very laborious.
Replace and renovate basement ceiling – My video about the project
I have again recorded the demolition and dismantling of the old steel girder ceiling in the basement in a video.
Demolish basement ceiling – air tools help
In addition to hammers and chisels, I relied on my tried-and-true air tools. After the first segment, the first air chisel was then destroyed. The concrete was simply too hard.
To continue with the work, I ordered a new chisel and the next day the demolition could be continued.
Nevertheless, it took over 3 days to remove the suspended ceiling of about 15 square meters. In the end, however, I managed to do it and can start installing the new basement ceiling.
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