Thickness of concrete for shed floor

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Shabs, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Shabs

    Shabs Guest

    Does anyone know how thick the concrete should be for the floor of a
    shed. The ground is solid underneath. When i dug up soil to get the
    floor level, the remaining soil is pretty solid and does not sink when
    walked upon. when laying my sand and dpc and a little more sand, how
    thick should i have the concrete? I have read about 4 inches for a
    garage, but i will not need anywhere near the weight of a car. The
    shed may be used to house some domestic appliances but not hold too
    much weight.

    any comments greatly appreciated.
     
    Shabs, Oct 12, 2004
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  2. Shabs wrote:

    > Does anyone know how thick the concrete should be for the floor of a
    > shed. The ground is solid underneath. When i dug up soil to get the
    > floor level, the remaining soil is pretty solid and does not sink when
    > walked upon. when laying my sand and dpc and a little more sand, how
    > thick should i have the concrete? I have read about 4 inches for a
    > garage, but i will not need anywhere near the weight of a car. The
    > shed may be used to house some domestic appliances but not hold too
    > much weight.
    >
    > any comments greatly appreciated.


    Its hard to get a decent screed on anything less than 3 inches. I would
    not go below that.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Oct 13, 2004
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  3. Shabs

    Kevin Guest

    Does the shed not already have an integral floor with it or are you
    building it from scratch yourself ? Either way, have you considered
    using paving slabs rather than pouring your own concrete ?
     
    Kevin, Oct 13, 2004
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  4. "Kevin" <> wrote in message
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    > Does the shed not already have an integral floor with it or are you
    > building it from scratch yourself ? Either way, have you considered
    > using paving slabs rather than pouring your own concrete ?

    A lot easier on paving slabs. For my shed I excavated a flat area the size
    of the shed (with wooden edging), put in inch or two of compacted sand
    (using the wooden edging to gauge the sand depth), placed 9 cheap plaving
    slabs, making sure they were all level, filled remainign area with largish
    shingle and assembled shed on top of runners placed on the slabs. That was 5
    years ago, no sign of rot, no sign of weeds growing underneath either and
    main point no sign of wobble.
     
    Ian Middleton, Oct 13, 2004
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