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Old 09-03-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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preparing a base for a shed with a wooden fllor.


Will a layer of pea gravel be sufficient base for a shed with
a wooden floor.

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Old 09-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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I would use min 3 in

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Choose an area that does not collect water. This is almost intuitive, don't put the shed in a low area. The carved out bed into which you will pour the gravel must be above the water table.

You will probably hav joists for the shed floor just like a floor in a house. Any wood that touches the ground or stone or concrete should be pressure treated.
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I would suggest adding a heavy plastic (6-mill) on the ground before putting down the gravel.
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Landscaping fabric to allow water through thick plastic will cause water to sit and could lead to future rotting of the 4 x 4 skids
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