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Hello everyone. I have many diy builds that have been in the works around my land. A couple of them include sheds, some smaller and some larger. Before the increase in material prices, I would have done a plywood floor for all of the builds. Now with materials; plywood/2x/4x, all being so expensive..I’m wondering if it would be cheaper or just more cost effective to try a diy slab on all of them..
I know the benefits of slabs in general, I am inquiring about cost. I have never done any concrete work so I am not familiar with cost to diy. None of these sheds will be used for super heavy equipment. Mainly building materials and atv/snowmobile, etc. Given what I’ve stated, for a 16x16 shed that will house materials and a snowmobile, would it be more cost effective to pour a diy slab rather than a plywood floor with floor joists and skids?
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I don't know about cost but the concrete would be a lot less to worry about for the life of a shed. Finishing a concrete slab is a learned skill, this might be a good chance to learn, if the the outcome is not as important as a show piece.
 
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