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Shed flooring assist

I am constructing a shed utilizing a set of plans I purchased on-line. It is going to be constructed on prime of a concrete pad I have already got in my yard. The plans define the flooring to be a body of 2x6s sitting on TOP OF a set of 4×4 – which implies it will sit 10 inches above the concrete pad when all is claimed and performed.

Does this appear excessive? I am having to construct a ramp as much as it anyway however one thing feels off right here.

Edit: This is a number of pics of the prevailing concrete pad and shed plans.

– Plans:
– Concrete pad:

Comments ( 4 )

  1. Depends on where you live but that’d be higher than my house off the ground. I have a slab foundation.

  2. Those 4x4s are skids for moving the shed and are intended to sit on the ground. I’m not sure the plans you got are appropriate for a pad otherwise, but you could probably replace the 4x4s with composite standoffs. With plenty of standoffs, you could also use 2x4s in place of the 2x6s under the floor. Either way, please make sure to properly anchor your shed once you’ve built it…they are surprisingly kite-like during storms.

  3. Can you build it directly on the pad, without the floor joists or decking? The pad would be the floor. Or is the pad not big enough?

  4. Slabs and pads are different I’m assuming your pad is actually a slab.

    I’ve built a few sheds for clients and myself. Let’s say you have a new/existing concrete slab (10’x12′, 4″thick) you would build right on top of it. Concrete slabs are more permanent structures. You attach the framing to the concrete with wedge Anchors if threaded rods weren’t installed on the slab prior.

    Some people opt for wood bases 2×6 or 2×8 whatever size but with pressure treated lumber and pressure treated plywood these are more temporary use structures. I also like to put up plastic vapor barrier under the plywood to help give it extra protection. This frame would sit on concrete pads or concrete blocks/piers and I usually bury them so the shed isn’t too high off the ground. I’ll try to share some pics tomorrow

    You can sit the pressure treated frame directly on the ground but it’s more susceptible to rot, that’s the reason you put it up on concrete (I wouldn’t use the 4x4s).
    The only time I sit the frame directly on the ground is if I do a gravel foundation. Dig minimum 3″ of dirt out fill with gravel then rest the shed frame on top.

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