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Old 05-04-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Replace rotted floor of shed?

I don't know which category to ask this in.
The house I bought a year ago came with a decent shed, wired and all. Solid construction, doesn't leak, good size for lawn equipment and bike etc. storage. BUT the floor is rotted out in several places. Apparently the guy who put it up laid it on non-pressure treated lumber. A lot of soil around the edges has washed away as well. Many tunneling critters have spent some time in there. Anyway, I laid down some pressure treated plywood sheets just as a way to use the thing, but now want to get more out of it if possible. Do I : A) jack it up, pull all old wood out and lay down new floor joists plus new floor boards B) leave it down, pull up all old wood and insert crushed rock instead plus new floor boards C) tear it down get a new one D) better idea?

Many thanks
D Fiddler


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Old 05-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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If they did not use pressure treated floor joist and set it right on the ground then more then likly it's trashed.
There just is no good way that makes since to lift just the walls and roof to make the repairs.
Any shed needs to be a bare min. of 8" off the ground for the joist and siding to not rot out.
SOmeone may say differant if you would post some pictures.
If it's just the plywood on the floor that can be removed and replaced.


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Old 05-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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it is always better to take out rotting wood and replace with new wood as opposed to adding on top of rotting wood with new wood. add a vapor barrier down before installing new wood and covering
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