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home and garden landscaping

How do you build a shed foundation on uneven ground?

Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020

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How to Install a Shed on Uneven Ground
  1. Determine the degree of unevenness on the shedsite.
  2. Solve modest slope problems by excavating a high sideandbuilding up the soil on a low sidesofoundation blocks are set with tops level.
  3. Use pier and beam construction for steeper slopes.
  4. Move the shed location if the uneven site isanarea of heavy water runoff.

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Also know, do you need a foundation for a shed?

Generally, smaller sheds of up to8×6do not need a foundation. Small shedscan berested on crushed stone with either treated woodfoundationsor concrete foundation blocks. Largesheds willneed to have strongfoundations.

Furthermore, should I put plastic under my shed? In a heated shed in a cold climate, themoisturebarrier should go on the inside of the framing.Place theplastic on the outside of the building foranair-conditioned shed in a hot, humid climate.Shedsthat have 6 or more inches of air flow underthem shouldn'tneed a vapor barrier underneath.

One may also ask, how do you build a shed foundation with pavers?

How to Build a Concrete Foundation With Pavers foraShed

  1. Mark the area for the paver pad with marking paint.
  2. Dig out the area within the marks to a depth equal to thepaversplus 3 inches.
  3. Pour a 1-inch depth of crushed gravel onto thecompactedground.
  4. Lay out the pavers in the desired pattern over theconcretesand.

What size wood should I use for a shed base?

For ordinary garden sheds, a thickness of3"(75mm) is sufficient in most situations. On soft clay, or onlargerbuildings, increase the thickness to 4" (100mm) laid on 2"(50mm)of finely broken and compacted hard-core if required. Halfthedepth of the base (approx) should be abovegroundlevel.

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