Today starts a series of posts on concrete. We start off with a proper introduction to our concrete house that I never had a chance to do at the beginning. It’s a little different than a wood framed structure.
We live in a concrete house that was built in 1952.
Our home was built on a concrete slab.
The walls are made of concrete blocks.
The roof is flat.
Inside the floors are polished concrete.
Our walls are painted concrete blocks.
Our ceiling is made of wood paneling.
Water pipes run across the roof and along the sides of the house.
Electrical cables run above the ceiling panels and in the walls through the hollow of the blocks.
To heat the house we use two gas heaters.
To cool the house down, we open windows and doors. We also have one AC unit if it gets really warm.
We knew little about concrete block homes before we purchased, but have learned more with every project we work on. So next up, I’ll go over the nuances of concrete houses and how we have worked with them.