Here in Pensacola, FL, Hurricane Ivan took out
my 8X10 shed. It would have made it, if it weren't
for the three pine trees that decided to fall directly on
top of it.
Anyway, I've since completely demolished it, down
to the 8X10 concrete slab. I thought this might be a good
time, instead of putting up with the small shed, to enlarge it to 12X12.
Now for my question for the knowledgeable ones:
- If I want a larger concrete slab, do I have to demolish the existing
smaller slab or can I simply frame out the larger size while using the
existing slab as part of the new
foundation? I was concerned about one part of the two
slab foundation settling, thus wreaking havoc on the fame.
If it's feasible I'd like to add on to the existing slab. I demolished a
concrete patio a while back, it was'nt fun..
- Would it be better use 6X6 posts as a foundation for
the new (plywood) flooring? Essentially the old slab would remain under the
wooden floor, but play no part in the structural integrity of the shed? My
only concern about this is the height of the floor.
Does anyone have a better idea or comments about
my two ideas above?