I was watching 'Holmes on Homes' over the weekend on TV (for those who do not know, he's a Canadian contractor who fixes other contractors mistakes and/or negligence)....
Anywho, in the newer home that he was fixing some foundation leaks, had what he called a "cold room" in the basement. It seemed to be located outside the house footprint "proper" area and under the outside brick stairs leading to the front door. It had the same cement foundation wallson 3 sides, a cement "ceiling" and was isolated from the rest of the basement by an insulated framing wall with a door.
What is the purpose of these "cold rooms"? There was not anything in there to give me a clue.
Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?