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Another question about base for shed


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04-08-17, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Another question about base for shed

I have to replace shed in PA. For the floor I was thinking of the cider blocks (16X16 OR 20X20) at HD or lowes.Would they be good be good for floor. I was thinking of PT 2X4 to raise the floor of the new shed. Not sure what the floor will be for new shed. But I just think if I used 2X4 to raise the new floor, field mice or other critters would just get under there.I have large blue stone or gravel (not sure) right now that would have to be leveled . I would use small stone to level out what is there right now. I would spread out some cement on the small stone and then but the cider blocks on top of that. After I place the cider blocks I would wet the new blocks a little to let the water seep in and help hold every thing together.

 
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04-08-17, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)  
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I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

 
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04-08-17, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)  
Most pressure treated 2"x lumber is not intended for ground contact. It is treated for exterior use but it won't stand up to being wet sitting on the ground so you'll need to raise it up somehow. Yes, you are correct that that little gap underneath the shed is a perfect home for mice and groundhogs.

 
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04-09-17, 05:05 AM   #4 (permalink)  
I sunk cinder blocks in the ground and used them as footers. Then treated 4 x 4's as sleepers to set the floor of the shed on. Works for me. Yes the under shed is a haven for critters but they seem to keep themselves in check. Although I have never seen them, I'm sure snakes keep the rodent population under control. I use mothballs and flakes inside the shed to keep any and all critters out of the inside.

 
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