How To Build A Shed Base On Soil

how to build a shed base on soil having a solid foundation is a must if you want to place a shed in your yard you could just put it on the ground but that invites problems uneven ground can lead to warping and contact with soil allows moisture to seep into the wood leading to damage and rot most homeowners however can build a shed base with paving slabs, building a shed base why build a base for your shed it is essential that all garden buildings are assembled on a firm and level base constructed from an appropriate durable material without the correct base buildings can be very difficult to assemble, if your shed does not have a builtin floor this becomes even more of a problem these sheds require some form of concrete wood or plastic shed base that they can be anchored to a firm foundation the right shed base will provide your shed with a firm foundation much like that under your house that will help it remain properly leveled

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pick a spot for your shed thats close to level and doesnt collect water its also good to have 3 feet of clearance around the perimeter from things such as fences and structures larger sheds 160 square feet and up need 4 feet of clearance this area gives you room to build the shed, an ongrade foundation will last a lifetime if the ground below remains dry and undisturbed never build on a site that collects standing water soggy soil will eventually swallow up the foundation and dont set the foundation too close to any trees the roots can grow underneath the shed and lift the foundation right off the ground, measure out 108 and skim off the turf and dig down a inch or so and level the soil so its flat over the complete working area using a spirit level fit some breathable sheet then the slabs on top of that then put the shed onto of the slabs if anyone has a better ideas or methods of doing this task please feel free to chuck them at me

how to build a solid level surface for a garden shed remove any existing vegetation from the area where the shed will be located remove the topsoil from the area designated for the building pad excavate subsoil from the high side of the area for the building pad and dump it on the low side , selecting crushed stone for a shed base level each slab with a spirit level in two directions as you go any adjustment to the slab level is best made by tapping the paving slab with a rubber mallett keep checking each row as you go with your long 4x2 straight edge to make sure the base is level in all directions, when a shed has to be built on any slope or other uneven ground some accommodation will have to be made to make sure the floor is level so the shed will be square and solid how this is done will depend on how uneven the ground is what type of soil it is what water runoff and drainage factors may be involved and the type and weight of the shed