Garden shed flooring

what would you suggest to lay a shed floor on. Can you also allow for a soak away to stop any ingress of water into the new shed, currently happening. Your advice would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks

Asked by Nina on 10th Jul 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Just lay it on gravel trays then fill
With gravel and then the water can sit and rot the bottom of the shed and put a fall on it"
Answered on 11th Jul 2023 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
"I would use a concrete base so the shed lasts longer,thats the answer to your first question. To stop ingress of water coming though the new shed I would suggest having the base on a slight tilt. Hope this helps answer your questions, many thanks Sonu"
Answered on 17th Jul 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Hi Nina not having seen where you’re shed is I would suggest putting your floor on sleepers with garage drains where the water is coming in"
Answered on 10th Jul 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"I would always recommend building a shed on a 100mm concrete pad, wrap the timber bearing for the floor with dpm damp proof membrane for longer life, soakaway needs to be a minimum of 5 metres from the property (house) do you have space in your garden for that?"
Answered on 24th Jul 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"I would lay gravel grids over o weed supressing membrane. You lay pea shingle over the gravel grids which will provide a free draining surface so water will not pool under the shed floor."
Answered on 28th Jul 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"i would recommend concrete slabs and a shallow channel drain cut out underneath to allow the water to run between the slabs and away from the foundation."
Answered on 10th Jul 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Reinforced concrete base with a very slight fall on the outer edges which would have 300mm of peegravel to alow water to soak away into the earth. Base would be raised slightly over the earth as to make a lip."
Answered on 13th Jul 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Personally I’d put a concrete base for the shed to sit on,gives a shed a longer life span!"
Answered on 10th Jul 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"concrete pillars 50 cm high from the ground, if you would like to do so I"
Answered on 19th Jul 2023 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"I’d use a concrete base with rebar in shutter it off so it’s secure it’s the strongest base todo"
Answered on 10th Jul 2023 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
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