Whether it’s for storing tools and gardening equipment or to turn into something a little more fun, a shed is a fantastic addition to any garden. So, if you’re looking to add a shed to your outside space, you’ll need to make sure it has a solid foundation to ensure its longevity and durability which is why we’ve put together this quick guide to installing the perfect concrete shed base.
1) Where will your shed go?
The first thing you’ll need to decide for a successful concrete shed base is where you want the structure to go in your garden. If it’s placed too near a wall it will be difficult to apply your wood treatment and finish and it might restrict your access. Don’t forget if it’s too close to a tree or large plant, the roots may affect the stability of the shed base.
2) Preparing the sub base
Once you’ve decided on your perfect location, it’s time to prepare the ground by:
- Digging the top layer of soil down to at least a 3 inch depth
- Constructing a wooden framework that runs the perimeter of the shed base and sit approximately 3 inches above garden level
- Laying around 3 inches of compacted hardcore (brick rubble is also suitable) and if appropriate, compacted sand.
3) Pouring the concrete
Now you have prepared the ground, all you have to do is sit back and relax as the experts at Wright Minimix prepare the perfect concrete mix for you and deliver it straight to your home. By choosing ready mix concrete, you ensure the concrete you use for your shed base is correct, you order the exact amount you need to reduce waste and ensure you only pay for what you need.