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Basement Electrics.

If you are tempted, by the recent series "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes" or my argument you should maximise thermal mass, you might deliberately have bare concrete walls.

Over the years a couple of clients buried their electrics in the concrete.

The main problem is concrete tends to bleed slurry where it can, so you need to be thorough preventing cement slurry getting into your boxes or conduits.
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Perhaps foam the back boxes up first? Or fill them with something else.

Both of them tried to fix to large formwork panels. Could be easier fixing to boards.

This first installation was by a qualified electrician, so presumably OK his running cable in the concrete without conduit.

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waterproof concrete basement electric

This second installation was by an IT consultant. He ran conduit through the concrete.

waterproof concrete basement electrics

You need to decide what you are going to do before you erect your formwork.

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