I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.
I love this. It's like someone asking, "How's the weather?"
Now comes the "NO, IT'S NOT. YOU'RE AN IDIOT!" replies.
What's legal and illegal about sheds is about as varied as the weather.
It's a good idea to check on it WHERE YOU LIVE.
The Florida building code is universal across the state. They have
different rules in different wind zones but it is still standardized
so you don't have to deal with the whims of AHJs in 67 counties and a
thousand towns. Local people can ad "zoning" rules but they can't
amend the building code.
Sheds and outbuildings are conered in the state building code. The
idea that it is just a free standing piece of furniture in the yard
doesn't "fly" because, in a hurricane, they tend to.
If I had a level spot I'd probably just set it on the ground for a few
years, then set it on leveled cinder blocks, maybe, if the S/N ratio
got too bad.
The nice thing about a shed of that size and construction is it's easy
If you read up online about assembling a Rubbermaid shed, you'll find
that a flat and level surface makes assembly _much_ easier. I
installed one last year on a perimeter base of pavers with slate
pieces supporting the floor at assorted interior points. The pavers
should be partly buried, whether they're flush with the ground is up
to you and the local site conditions.
In some localities, the foundation changes it from a temporary moveable
outbuilding to a permanent structure. If it is designated as a permanent
structure by resting on a foundation, it will fall within all the other
codes in order to comply. AND you may not be the one who makes this
If making a foundation constitutes a permanent structure, you can mount it
pretty solidly on railroad ties, and then do the floor with either
decomposed granite, or sack mix concrete divided by enough expansion joints
as to make each square a "decorative tile."
Be sure before you start, or they're gonna want more taxes and you'll have
to pay permits plus penalties, and the inspector will be your new friend.
Why go to all the trouble to pour concrete, make a floor of whatever
composition, grade it, and go to all this work for a piece of plastic that
will not last or blow away with the first good gale?
Build a real shed.
Some two by fours, siding, and shingles won't cost much more, and will give
you a better shed than a little 4 x 6 locker.
What can you put in a 4 x 6 locker? I call it a locker, because it is too
small to put anything else in there unless, like collegians in a phone
booth, you want to just stack things in there like sardines, and have no
real utility at all when going to fetch an item.
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