How We Prepare Your Foundation and Floor with Installation

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In the photos above you will see the 8”x8” cinder blocks we use and also how we provide our 2”x6” pressure treated floor joists. We use these cinder blocks as well as around 2 ½” to 3 ½” inches of crushed gravel to construct the base. Some locations we will use 12”x12”x2” concrete pavers depending on where the shed is built.

Above you will see how we construct the base of the shed by digging holes, filling the holes with gravel, using cinder blocks on top of the gravel and lastly the pressure treated 2”x6” base frame sitting on top of the blocks. Simply adjust the amount of crushed stone until each base board sits level across the cinder blocks. Included in all of our installations is a professional leveling and squaring of the base for you. If you build your own Do It Yourself Shed Kit it is imperative to ensure the base is level and squared in order for the shed build to work.

Once all of the holes have been dug, the excess dirt is used to fill around the cinder blocks to neatly cover the gravel and hold the blocks in their correct position. All of the additional unnecessary dirt is placed under the shed to eliminate any undesirable mess.

In the second last photo you will see our standard 5/8” OSB tongue and groove floor sheathing on top of the 2”x”6 pressure treated base frame. We also offer 5/8” or ¾” pressure treated plywood flooring.

Lastly, if you have a pre-existing concrete pad we use 2”x4” pressure treated base framing which is Tapcon screwed down into the concrete pad to create a concrete interior floor (as seen in the final photo).

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