Originally Posted by RyeBread
if you pass on this house, and look at a semi-traditional "colonial" you may find that often the traditional family room which is often situated behind the garage is often built on that same slab/pour.
our mid 90s built home is built that way.
chief gripe about the slab? if we're rough-housing with the kids in there, it hurts more if someone falls/gets slammed into the floor
chief benefit of the slab? it doesn't creak, groan like the wood floor areas of all too many houses built in that era.
Our hosue is like that and the room with the slab is colder than the rest of the floors. It doesn't get damp but the floor is cold even through the carpet compared to the hardwood which is above the basement. I wouldn't think I would notice it as much if the other floor wasn't there and you weren't stepping between the two.