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p3aedo

03:59PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 05/24/03
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I'm purchasing a pre-fabricated vinyl-sided wood frame storage shed that is constructed on 4 x 4 P.T. skids. I plan on putting down a 3-4 inch base of 3/4 inch limestone on which to set the building. My question regards installing a moisture barrier under the shed. Is it a good idea? If so, should the barrier be placed on top of the rock as is commonly done in a crawl space for a raised foundation house? Or should it be place below the rock but on top of the soil? Thanks in advance for your advice.

Paul

GlennG

07:35AM | 09/10/03
No vapor barrier is required for a shed. Just make certain there is adequate ventilation underneath.

The only time you really need a vapor barrier is when you are considering insulating and heating/cooling the space above.

Glenn www.consultationdirect.com

BV001095

07:53AM | 05/21/13
I am putting a plastic shed (6' x 8') on top of a brick platform. Do I need to put down a vapor barrier?


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