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Old 02-28-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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I am planning on building a 14x14 shed/poolhouse and am not sure what is necessary for the foundation....there is no code requirements for this building in my area so that is not a consideration.

My question.....is a concrete slab absolutely necessary or would it be fine building it on pier blocks or on skids?

Frost heave is really not an issue. It will have electricity and water. The water will be seasonal and delivered via a garden hose so not worried about attatchment of utilities.

My only concern is the building moving since it will be a psuedo living area with flooring and sheet rock.

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If its for light utility use and you plan on having it awhile, just throw down a small 4" pad. This will help keep moisture out of the unit and the drywall from discoloring. It shouldnt be too expensive. You could do the concrete work yourself

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Will the pump & filter be inside?

My existing pool caban had a cement pad except where pump/filter were located
I added on w/only a 12" foundation to keep critters out
I want to be able to take up the floor in case I need to redo plumbing
I'll put down gravel/sand & apvers on the inside
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I work for Advanced Foundation Repair in Texas. I am not sure where you are located, but if your home is in an area with expansive soils, both slab and pier and beam foundations will move. If you want to avoid movement, build a pier and beam, but rest it on deep drilled piers. How deep you need to go will be a function of your soil conditions (how deep is the active zone). www.foundationrepairs.com
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