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Old 07-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #16
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I built quite a few sheds and garages over the years all with concrete slabs.

It's the way to go, no rot, no bugs, no animals, no weight problems or sagging floors.

It's easy just put down a 2x4 form level it and pour concrete in it the put the L bolts in the wet concrete to attach your pressure treated plate.

Don't get to involved with rebar or footings after all it's a shed, it may move but who cares it will all move together you won't even notice it.

Keep it simple, don't lose any sleep over it, concrete is forever wood products on a shed floor are not.

PS. Statement not true for garage foundations more work involved.

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I built quite a few sheds and garages over the years all with concrete slabs.

It's the way to go, no rot, no bugs, no animals, no weight problems or sagging floors.

It's easy just put down a 2x4 form level it and pour concrete in it the put the L bolts in the wet concrete to attach your pressure treated plate.

Don't get to involved with rebar or footings after all it's a shed, it may move but who cares it will all move together you won't even notice it.

Keep it simple, don't lose any sleep over it, concrete is forever wood products on a shed floor are not.

PS. Statement not true for garage foundations more work involved.
Problem was that the village wanted footings, rebar, etc... just like a garage slab... for a shed??? Don't think so. Anyway.... shed never built, unemployment set in
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Problem was that the village wanted footings, rebar, etc... just like a garage slab... for a shed??? Don't think so. Anyway.... shed never built, unemployment set in
Oh, got to do what the villiage wants. Still worth it.
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Just for what it's worth, in my city of Bellevue, Ne., I had to put a 4" slab with 12" footings for my shed which is 12 X 16. Worth the effort, but if I would have stayed under 120 square feet for the size of the shed, then no requirements exists. Don't even need a permit. But over 120 sq., then there are requirements.
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120 sq ft is a shed. 12x16 is almost a garage in my opinion and should require footings etc. like a full structure.
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My son built a 10x12 shed to avoid the permit and inspection problem.

He voluntarily poured an 8" slab to make it easy to flush out and clean the dirt, grass and snow blower drippings. He used anchor bolts to prevent it from blowing into the side of his house in the wind. Since the shed had the same siding as the house (typical vinyl), he got both the house and shed resided after a severe storm when matching the siding was not possible.

One unique low cost option was building it with 10' high side walls (not a code requirement) to be able to provide more usable floor space and hang more tools on the walls.

It sounds like a little over the top, but it was really a stick built shed with cheap vinyl siding on a slab for durability at a minimal extra cost. - Not a wrinkled tin or plastic shed shed, but looked like it belonged and he was not under a code, so he could do other things later like running power to it and adding a few circuits for lights, interior and exterior outlets (chargers, etc.) without any problems/inspections as long as it was done right.

Just decide whether you want an investment in labor to increase the home value or just get cheap temporary storage.

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