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Preparing a Foundation for a Shed

Preparing a Foundation for a Shed

A solid foundation is crucial for a shed’s longevity. Whether you’re building a new shed or having one delivered, it’s important to make sure the foundation is level and moisture resistant.

B&L Woodworking specializes in shed design, construction, and delivery. We’re proud to offer a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, so you can find the perfect shed for your needs.

In this blog, we’ll go into detail about how to prepare a foundation for your shed and the benefits of doing it right the first time!

What is the Best Shed Foundation?

There are a few ways to prepare a foundation for a shed, but the most common and affordable method is a stone pad.

A stone pad is a surface made of gravel or stones that are compacted down. We recommend a minimum stone pad size of 4-5″ thick and 6″ wider than the dimensions of the shed itself.

Naturally, the most important part of preparing a foundation for your shed is to make sure it is level. An unlevel foundation will cause your shed to be unstable and may result in damage to the shed over time.

Benefits of a Proper Shed Foundation

A well-laid foundation will protect your structure in the following ways:

  1. Moisture Protection: A properly prepared foundation will protect your shed from moisture damage by keeping it off the ground and away from potential saturation.
  2. Level: We’ve mentioned it already, but it’s important for a variety of reasons. Over time, structures settle. If it settles unevenly, doors and windows may no longer open and close properly, or at all. In addition, the structural integrity of your shed could be compromised if it’s not level leading to big problems down the road.
  3. Pest Protection: By keeping your shed off the ground, you’re also protecting it from potential pests like mice, snakes, and other small critters that could get into your shed and cause damage.

Decorating Your Shed’s Stone Pad Foundation

We understand that a stone foundation may not be the look you’re going for. But don’t worry, there are ways to make it work with your aesthetic! One way is to use pavers to create a border around the shed pad. This can be done by simply setting the pavers in place or using mortar to secure them.

Another way to decorate your shed’s foundation is to plant flowers or other plants around it. This will soften the appearance of the stone and help it blend in with your landscaping.

Get Your Shed & Foundation Quote from B&L Woodworking

Whether you’re looking for a new shed or need help preparing a foundation, the experts at B&L Woodworking are here to help. We offer a variety of sheds in different styles and sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your needs. We also offer delivery and installation services, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Set the foundation with B&L Woodworking – contact us today!

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