Water damage in shed

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Old 12-30-17, 08:12 AM
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The previous owner built this shed. Whenever it rains, water seeps in on the floor. Hubby said it's because the pad is too big? Does this make sense? We would like to gut it out and redo the siding but would we have the same problem? Thank you so much for any advice you can give me.
 
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Welcome to the forums Elaine!

If you are going to tear it down and build new, I'd lay a course of block around the perimeter and then set the walls on that block. That gets the lumber off the ground more where it will be less likely to get wet and rot. The mortared block should prevent any rain water from seeping inside the shed.
 
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Old 12-30-17, 11:40 AM
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Yes, water will run under the walls because the pad is too big, and the bottom of the siding will weather like that when it is within 6" of the grade. Jacking the shed up and putting it on blocks would help... but would also screw up the height of any door openings. Depends how much work you want to sign up for.
 
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Thank you so much. I appreciate the advice.
 
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