Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-29-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

shed foundation


I am about to purchase a 8x10 plastic shed (Lifetime Brighton). I was planning on building a wooden foundation on concrete blocks. Is this adequate? The plans suggest that this is OK but that a concrete slab is "preferred".

Other questions

Do I need to remove topsoil from the entire 8x10 area and replace with crushed stone?

Is it better to use timbers on concrete blocks, or just build the floor itself on the concrete blocks?

Thanks!

jkirby65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 94
Default

shed foundation


Quote:
Originally Posted by jkirby65 View Post
I am about to purchase a 8x10 plastic shed (Lifetime Brighton). I was planning on building a wooden foundation on concrete blocks. Is this adequate? The plans suggest that this is OK but that a concrete slab is "preferred".

Other questions

Do I need to remove topsoil from the entire 8x10 area and replace with crushed stone?

Is it better to use timbers on concrete blocks, or just build the floor itself on the concrete blocks?

Thanks!
A wood deck is OK, but concrete is preferred for the manufacturer and you. Concrete is much more durable and easier to walk on and store things on. I have about a twenty year old shed that the deck is beginning to rot, and I am loathing the thought of removing the contents, moving the shed and repairing it. As far as the stone under the deck, I think it depends on the lay of the land. If it has a natural slope, and drains well, then stone can't hurt, as it slows the water evaporation, keeping the underside of the deck drier. It will also discourage skunks, groundhogs, etc from making it home. But if the ground is flat, and wet, then digging a hole is just going to be a constant pool of water under your shed, providing near 100% humidity all the time. Even though you fill the hole with gravel, only a portion of the water is displaced.

CustomBuild is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foundation for 8x10 Vinyl Shed fireberd350 Building & Construction 17 03-04-2012 04:49 PM
Arrow shed on angle concrete foundation - how to fix? norcalty Building & Construction 4 06-18-2009 06:28 AM
Shed Foundation rocksteady Building & Construction 3 04-21-2009 10:09 AM
reinforcement in a shed foundation footer - yay or nay ? amakarevic Building & Construction 8 04-01-2009 12:16 PM
Foundation for a 12X14 Shed emaizar Building & Construction 1 04-01-2007 04:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.