pouring concrete around/over PT wood? God idea? Bad idea?
This is related to my previous post about raisiing my sunken liviing room floor. If you want more deatils about this bizarre fiasco, you can check that out.
I currently have what is essentially a wooden, living room sized loud drum. One of the fixes the contractor has proposed is taking off all the plywood/osb and pouring concrete around/over the PT 2×4’s. Is pouring concrete over PT wood ok? We’re in Phoenix where aird is putting it nicely, if thats relevant.
I like that I’d be guaranteed to not have a noisy floor and my confidence in what he tells me about thow to make it not loud is limited since he says its not loud in the first place and had a tantrum yesterday when I pointed it out.
Ive been told by half a dozen contractors that pouring a roughly 4″ addition to my 12 1/2′ x 20 1/2′ space would require mesh and/or rebar. I was never quoted less than $2000 to do this. Is that incorrect?
I’m trying to figure out if pouring aroud the wood is even a good idea because its really hard to undo if it turns out badly.
(The other opetion is making him lay PT 2×4’s corectly and getting stone wool to fill in the gaps. You can read more about that and see pictures of the weird thing he did on the other ppost if youre intereted.)
Thanks for any advice.