Shed floor has a bulge


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Old 08-10-12, 09:12 AM
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Shed floor has a bulge

I recently bought a house that had a Amish built shed in the back. (16x12). The floor on the left side has what looks like a bulge from front to back of the shed making the floor slope off the left side by about 2-3in. I tried to take some pictures showing it. What would be the cause / easiest way to fix this?
 
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Welcome to the forums

You have access to underneath the floor?
 
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Old 08-10-12, 10:02 AM
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Thank you. No. It looks like someone prior tried to get under the floor because there is a new section (about 4x4) right on the bulge.
 
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What type of foundation does the shed have? are the walls still plumb?
 
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Old 08-10-12, 10:23 AM
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Its just sitting on a wood frame foundation. Walls are still straight. My guess is a floor joist causing it?
 
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Could the wood that rests on the ground be rotting?
 
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i checked it has gutters on it that drain pretty well away from the shed. I just went around the shed. There some minor watermarks on the bottom but the foundation seems solid. Think im going to have to pull that osb up and see if it is rot
 
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If the shed is in close proximity to the ground and doesn't get any air circulation under the floor, moisture will build up and cause the wood to rot
 
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Yeah. I'd be pulling up the floor to look at the structure underneath now if this was mine.
 
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Ok ill pull it up this weekend and see..what is a good way to get air circulation under there?
 
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Let's see what you have under there first and go from there.
 
 

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