Shed Foundation


Old 08-22-18, 03:10 PM
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Question Shed Foundation

I had an 8x10 concrete pad poured on which I constructed a small shed. The concrete form at the rear of the pad is adjacent to a shadow box fence. The concrete guy said to leave that form in place because to take it out would somehow cause damage to the fence in the winter when the ground freezes.

Really? Can someone comment as I think it should come out.
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Old 08-22-18, 03:52 PM
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What harm is done if it stays in place?

By taking it out you leave a void in the ground, That fills with water /snow and it freezes and heaves. Can you fill the void with dirt or stone?
Old 08-22-18, 03:55 PM
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How close is the shed to the fence? I'd be removing the board and filling in the gape with dirt or stone. IMO leaving the board in the ground is just asking for termites. Pics would be nice.
Old 08-22-18, 08:14 PM
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Thanks - That is what I thought - Will fill with stones.

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