Why your shed needs a solid foundation?
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Structure is of extreme importance. This is why a proper foundation is essential to a sound structure. The foundation is what supports the wall, which, in turn, supports the roof of the shed from external elements. Before you buy an outdoor shed, see if there is any restrictive covenant in your area regarding the style and size of the shed you want to build. Rural areas generally have no covenants, but a city or homeowners’ association may have specific restrictions and requirements.
Why your shed shouldn’t be in direct contact with the ground?
While laying no foundation may seem to be the easiest and most economical way, this has several downsides. The moisture in the soil will rot the wood and rust the metal components. Needless to say, moisture will also affect any item that inside the shed. Then there’s the uneven surface of the typical yard, which can make the shed unstable and prevent doors from operating well. At the end, the longevity of your shed is compromised (and that of the items inside it).
These are the reasons why your shed needs to be a few inches off the ground, on a stone pad.
Types of Foundations
The foundation that’s perfect for you depends on your location, your shed’s size and function. Here are the most common types of shed foundations:
- Gravel or crushed rock - highly recommended
- Concrete slab
- Poured footers
Are you unable to decide what foundation you’ll need? Talk to us at 610-857-2170 (9 to 5, Monday to Friday).
If you want to protect your shed and the materials that’ll be stored in it, a Stone Pad Is Recommended