Want To Build A Great Backyard Shed? 3 Things You Need To Do

Building a shed in your backyard can give you additional space to work with. However, when it comes to building a shed in your backyard, there are a few things you need to do to ensure you build a sturdy shed that will fit your needs, Thank you for your submission. Your article has been accepted at 3 stars. This piece had multiple issues with flow. Disjointed sentences, paragraphs, or ideas can hinder a reader's experience. For higher ratings in the future, make sure that each piece has a smooth and logical flow.

Start with a Solid Foundation 

First, you are going to need to start with a solid foundation. Having a solid foundation is necessary to ensure your shed is strong and long-lasting. Sheds are not that big, which means you can go with a simpler foundation, but you need a foundation so that the shed isn't on the ground, where water can destroy it.

With a shed, you can place it on a solid concrete foundation. You will have to have a concrete company come in and lay down a nice, thick foundation for you, or you can lay the foundation yourself. You will want to put down the concrete foundation a week or more before you build your shed so that the concrete has enough time to cure properly. Alternatively, you can create a skid foundation for your shed.

Ensure Airflow Around Your Shed

Second, you need to ensure good airflow around your shed. There are two different ways you can do this. First, when you choose the location for your shed, you need to ensure that there is room for air to flow around your shed. Second, you will want to ensure that there are around three feet of open space on all sides so that airflow around the shed and sunlight can hit the shed. The right airflow will keep moisture away from your shed.

Another way to ensure good airflow is by making sure your mudsill is high enough above the ground. The mudsill is the lower wood part of the shed.

Use the Right Material for the Floor Frame

Third, you want to ensure you use the right material for the floor frame. The floor frame is the closest to the ground, which means you need to ensure the frame is set up correctly so that water doesn't impact the unit.

You want to use exterior-grade plywood for the floor deck. Exterior-grade plywood is strong and will not flex. In addition, you are going to want to use thick, pressure-treated lumber for the frame. Thick, pressure-treated lumber will be able to last for years.

If you want to add a shed to your backyard, you will want to start with a solid foundation, use pressure-treated wood for the floor frame, and make sure there is room for airflow and sunshine around your unit.

For more information about sheds, contact a local contractor.