Sandhill Orchards - Root Cellar Video. My brother Dale wanted a root cellar. We tossed around a lot of ideas using different materials (wood or concrete). Each plan and research came up with a cost estimate and a life expectancy. A cedar cellar would have lasted only 20 years. Dale finally decided on a more permanent cellar. Planning and construction was fun and we had a nice hill nearby and Dad loves projects, too. In his mid 80's, he can still work hard as long as he's on the seat of a tractor. :-)
Construction is concrete foundation, concrete block walls with rebar, and 6" reinforced concrete ceiling. This cellar isn't going anywhere for years and years and years.
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