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cementman

05:30PM | 04/04/04
Member Since: 04/03/04
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I'm currently in the process of getting a

12x16 shed. I would like any ideas on how to put down a cement pad for it. The area

is at the lowest point in my yard, so it does have a tendency to retain moisture.

Piffin

04:16PM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
So move it to a better spot.

If you live in an area subject to freezing, the ice will move it around for you.

Alternatively, you could place inch minus ( stone and gravel) conpacted under the concrete pad to raise it above the water by eight inches.

Excellence is its own reward!


homebild

05:56PM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
As long as you reinforce the concrete pad with either reinforcing wire or reinforcing bar, it does not matter how exactly you sub-support the concrete pad (with stone or other) or if it moves at all.

As long as the slab freezes and/or thaws or shifts as a unit, the foundation of a shed does not require stone or drainage.

Pour with 3500psi fiber reinforced concrete, PLUS wire or rebar reinforcing, and there will be no problem whatsoever and no need for stone...


Piffin

06:32PM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Ok, you say there will be no problem whatsoever if the conceete is poured in the puddle of water.

presumably, the reason for building a shed is to keep things protected from the weather. Maybe other purposes would be to keep things from the eyes of thieves and to keep the yard neater, but keping things dry would be the priomary purpose.

So if he pours the slab in a puddle of water, even if it never rises high enough to flood the interior, The crete will wick water up to the top and keep the space eternally damp, negating the very purpose for the shed. Rist, Rot, and mildew will abound.

But if the slab is lifted and isolated with poly, then the interior has a chance of staying dry.

as far as the inegrity of the slab, I agree with you that steel is necessary

Excellence is its own reward!


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