When investing in an outdoor storage solution, you want it to last for years to come. That’s why it’s important to maintain your shed to ensure the belongings inside are safe through rough weather. One of the most important things to do is to make sure you have a solid shed foundation. Without one, you are leaving the base, walls and valuables vulnerable.
Before Creating Your Shed FoundationBefore you decide what type of material you want to use as the shed foundation, you should consider purchasing a base kit for your Arrow shed. They come in multiple sizes, and allow for a level start. Other Arrow base kit benefits include:
- Constructed with durable galvanized steel
- Easy installation
- Keeps building off the ground
Pro Tip: Arrow recommends installing a continuous vapor barrier 6 mil. thick between the ground and the base to keep moisture to a minimum.
Popular Shed Foundation MaterialsHow do you know what type of material to use for your shed foundation? It depends on your particular needs. According to Zac’s garden, the most popular foundations are:
- Gravel- This type of foundation is not only cost effective, it is relatively easy to install. If you are planning on ever moving the finished shed, a gravel foundation is easier to move than other options.
- Pavers- This choice is for more compact sheds, and are simple to secure at a fraction of the cost of other choices.
- Wood- This is a simple and durable choice that provides a strong platform for your shed.
- Concrete- This type of base is an ultra-strong and durable choice. It won’t shift, and acts as a permanent foundation for your shed.
When to Use a Floor Frame KitMany people ask the difference between a floor frame kit and a base kit. Think of the base kit as a framework that you put together before you build your shed foundation. It helps you to create your level base. So, what is a floor frame kit? It is considered the last step, and gives you the framework for finishing shed flooring with exterior-grade plywood. You don’t necessarily need a floor frame kit when you are using a base kit, although you could still consider one. The floor kit provides quick assembly and ensures your flooring is ready to be installed. The floor frame kit should not be used as a form for concrete.
Pro Tip: Check for base and floor kit compatibility with each shed. EZEE Sheds have their own floor kit here.