What Type Of Foundation Is Recommended For Outdoor Storage Sheds? What Are The Ways To Anchor Outdoor Storage Sheds?


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Michelle Barber Profile
Michelle Barber answered

Even a small garden shed is heavy and will require a hard, flat surface on which to stand. If you have uneven flagstones or soft ground, given time, it will begin to settle on the foundation, leading to premature deterioration of the shed or garden building.

The door and window frames will usually drop out of alignment, making it difficult to open or close them, rain may enter the shed itself in or it and may even put undue stress on other parts of the structure, leading to cracking or breaking.

A concrete base provides a consistently even and solid surface which will keep even the largest and heaviest garden building stable and correctly aligned. Crane Garden Buildings are experts in building garden sheds and summerhouses and have written an article about why you should ideally use a concrete base.

Mel Brandle Profile
Mel Brandle answered

I think this depends on what type of storage shed you're intending to build, or install as the pre-fabricated options become more and more available near your home. Most storage sheds that require installation should come with some instructions and advice and the ones that you intend to build can be anchored into the ground manually.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

A city usually requires a building permit for sheds.

If you live in an area where a permit is required, call the city.

If not, what your shed is made from will probably dictate the type of flooring and / or anchorage requirements.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I want to put a 10' x 10' prefab storage shed in my backyard, in a clearing approximately 20' x 20' among mature tulip poplar trees. What foundation should I use to prevent unhealthy effects on the trees
Mehreen Misbah Profile
Mehreen Misbah answered
In the general scenario, all the businesses dealing in the manufacture or selling of outdoor storage sheds give some specific recommendations regarding the foundations for their respective storage sheds. Although the recommendations somewhat differ from shop to shop and business to business, nevertheless there is a presence of a common pattern of recommendations regarding the foundation for outdoor storage sheds. For starters, the outdoor storage shed should be installed on a surface that is flat in nature without the presence of any kind of unevenness because that would reduce the soundness and the concreteness of the foundation.

Such a flat surface could range from anything from a cement or patio style surface foundation to a wooden platform along with a plywood or a wood frame, which is heaped with pea gravel. As for the prospect of anchoring outdoor storage sheds, this could include options like anchoring the shed to the ground surface with the help of the four indentations in the shed floor or the option of anchoring the shed through those floor brackets, which are attached to each of the wall supports.

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