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Greenhouse with a basement

Posted by paul_ontario_2009 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 9, 10 at 8:19

Was looking to build a greenhouse where the floor would be plywood and their would be a basement (or perhaps a crawspace) underneath I have never heard of anything like this and was wondering if it was possible. The weight of the plants/soil would be one component - but hopefully I would be using mostly hydroponics.
Part of the reason for the basement would be to store heat in water. The other would be to replace some of the storage of the building it would be replacing.

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RE: Greenhouse with a basement

There's a reason you haven't hears about it. The amount of reinforcing and waterproofing required to get that basement would be really expensive.

Greenhouses are heavy, and hydroponics uses water at 62 lbs per cubic foot. Compare that to potting soil.

If you need to replace storage and store water, a half-shed half-greenhouse design would work better. Keeping the tanks under the benches gets them out of the way.

RE: Greenhouse with a basement

As much of the water for the hydroponics as possible would be in the basement....that would be one of its main purposes, to store water for heat, for hydroponics and for a liquid bubble insulation system, eventually.

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