Asked by: Nyima Bruntruphome and garden landscaping
Can I put a shed on a gravel base?
Last Updated: 9th May, 2020
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Also to know is, how deep should a gravel base be for a shed?
Gravel base is to be 2 feet larger thantheshed size. Example: 10x12 shed requires12x14base (see diagram below). Although a levelgravelbase is best for your shed, buildings 8' wideor lesscan be set on additional skids running the width ofthebuilding.
Likewise, how do you prepare the ground for a shed? Remove the grass from the area where you're placingtheshed. Pack the soil down in the area with a tamper. Pouratleast 2 inches of gravel in the area. This ground prephelpsthe water drain underneath the shed so the floordoesn'tbecome soggy or damaged.
Herein, what is the best base for a shed?
A good base can add decades to the life ofyourshed… SO DON'T SKIMP!
- Tanalised Timber Battens (or railway sleepers)
- A1BaseKIT or Pressure-Treated Frame.
- QuickJACK Metal Frame Supports.
- Timber Decking.
- Paving Slabs.
- Plastic Grid System.
- Existing Hardstanding.
Does my shed need a foundation?
Generally,smallersheds of up to 8×6 do not needafoundation. Small sheds can be rested on crushedstonewith either treated wood foundations orconcretefoundation blocks. Large sheds willneed tohave strong foundations.