One of the most important components of a shed is its foundation. However, whether or not your shed will require a foundation depends on various factors.
If you are looking to install a particularly large shed on your property or one that is going to hold more than 300 pounds of storage, then you will likely need to lay a solid foundation. However, figuring out the best material put under a shed may require some contemplation. Depending on where you live, popular options often include concrete and gravel. Here are some of the pros and cons of concrete and gravel shed foundations.
Gravel is one of the most common and best materials put under a shed and provides quite a few benefits. For example, a gravel shed foundation is great for drainage. If you live in an area that sees a lot of rain or experiences occasional flooding, a gravel shed foundation will keep rot and decay from occurring around the base of your shed. Additionally, a gravel shed foundation is generally much cheaper than a concrete shed foundation.
However, gravel cannot withstand hundreds of pounds of weight, making it an inefficient option if you plan on storing heavy vehicles or equipment inside your shed. Furthermore, if your shed lacks interior flooring, then a gravel shed foundation will be inadequate and uncomfortable.
Another option for your shed foundation is concrete. Concrete provides your shed with a strong and durable foundation upon which you can store heavy loads of equipment, storage, or even cars. This is why most garages use concrete as a foundational material. Concrete foundations can also withstand rain, rot, weeds, and water runoff.
While concrete shed foundations cost significantly more than gravel shed foundations, they can be precisely laid to accommodate any size shed your property can fit.
If you need help designing a budget-friendly and sturdy shed that serves all your needs, then contact the experts at Superior Sheds.
At Superior Sheds, we offer a variety of different types of sheds including our Bungalow, Cabana, and Double & Triple Wide models. Once you decide which shed is right for you, our team of experienced staff members will walk you through our trim, color, roofing, and foundation options to ensure your shed fits both your functional and style demands.
For more information on our available inventory, call Superior Sheds at 1-877-439-7433 today to discuss your specific building requirements.