In places with no shaking or wind concerns I have seen them simply
bury concrete blocks below the sod line to the clean dirt and build on
them. (Southern Md) There are barns and sheds that are 100 years old
and built like this. Once you hit that bank run gravel it is like
Most sheds do not have a foundation at all. They, like the one I built,
have a wood floor, set on 2 - 2"x 6" PT beams. They set on a concrete slab
that is part of a little used driveway.
If I could not set it on concrete, I would lay 5" thick -1" crushed rock
The shed I built (in SW Ohio) sits on treated 4x4's. It's 14 x 14.
This gives me the option of having it easily moved if I ever need to, and
it's not considered a permanant structure so I didn't need to worry about
The best book anybody can buy, costs about 20 bucks or so, or get at the
library is "Low Cost Pole Building Construction". I'm on my second copy as I
wore out the first one. You will learn more about building everything from
sheds to barns to small houses that you ever imagined.
> Our community has no requirements for footers for storage sheds.
> Having said that, what is a good depth of footer for a shed that will
> be 8x12? The shed will be completely made of lumber.
If you build this shed as a skid mounted device resting on some simple
concrete blocks at midpoints and corners, you will save money on taxes
as well as not having to meet local building codes since it can't be
considered a permanent structure.
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