Got a metal garden shed, 8' x 6', it's going in a space which is mostly
patio-slabbed, I'll lay more to level it all off. What would you recommend
to use as a floor for the shed? Will the slabs be good enough or should I be
looking for something that's better suited to sealing with the shed? Any
other things I need to be aware of, will it let in water, spiders etc?
Thanks for any help.
A few considerations:
If possible, You will want the outer layer of the walls to over hang the
slab so that any water run off will not seep under the walls and inside
the shed. If that is not possible, you want to install some sort of flange
at the base of the walls (before you hang the metal siding) to direct the
water off the foundation. The siding should lap over this flange.
You do not want water seeping in under the walls. It will lead to mold
and mildew in your shed. (yuk).
If the shed has a wooden frame, glue the base plate down to the slab as
well as bolting/nailing it down. It will add strength and also act as a
I've seen a few installs were the slab was larger that the shed, and they
formed (with wood) and poured a 2" concrete footer on top of the slab to
raise the shed up and create a water barrier around the inner floor of the
shed. Worked pretty well. Though my description may not be doing it
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