How To Build A Shed – The Foundation
As we continue on with how to build a shed the next thing we will concern ourselves with is what type of foundation you’re going to need under your garden shed. There are a number of types of foundations that can be used such as poured piers, pre-cast blocks and in the case of this video concrete blocks on undisturbed soil otherwise known as on grade.
While you’re watching this video from Danny Lipford here are some things that you might want to make special note of.
- Take note of the shims that were used to level the concrete blocks. These should be made of a no rot material such as asphalt shingles or marine grade plywood.
- Also notice how the blocks are spaced and that they are in sufficient quantity to give support to all the floor joists and beams.
- The shed is being building in Connecticut and the code at time stated that anything under 200 square feet could use and on grade foundation system. Please check with your local code enforcement people to make sure that this is sufficient for your locality.
- A ground anchor was added to the shed to keep it stabilized in any heavy wind that it may have to contend with. Again check with your local code enforcement people to see if this is required.
This video gives you a good idea of what may be required, at a minimum. Depending on your situation you may want to build to a higher standard such as poured piers below the frost line. Below is a link to the first video in this series.