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Concrete pad for shed

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I'm going to be building a 14x16 shed and I need to pour a pad for it. Anyone with experience have any advice? I was going to just pour the whole thing 4 inches or maybe 6, I don't know if going thicker will help any. Do I need rebar? I was also told that you could pour the whole thing 4 inches and then the outer foot of the whole pad you could make deeper, just don't know what's best. I have clay soil. Do I broom finish it or make it smooth? Thanks.

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If I were building a shed I would put a smooth finish on it. Easer to clean.

Four inches will be fine unless you are going to drive something very heavy on it.

Much heaver then a car.

Yes you need to put wire on a 2" base of gravel. (cods)

Take off the sod, dig/core down 6". Dig your footing to 8". Put in your forms.

Fill with 2" of gravel.

No gravel in the footing. add you wire and pore the cement.

That being said, if you have never dun concert be for I would call a professional.

You will spend as much on tools to do the job as it would coast to have it dun.

Don't forget anchors for your wall plats. Check you local cods you may need a

inspection be for you pore.

Good Luck

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Find out what the inspector wants first. It will save you a bunch of time. If you go down to 10x12 there is no building permit.

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Roofer nailed it...contact your city. I've heard when you put down concrete they consider that a permenant structure...

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Yep, get a permit first and talk to your local inspector. You may a few hoops to go through before you can start your project.

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Find out what the inspector wants first. It will save you a bunch of time. If you go down to 10x12 there is no building permit.
Roofer did the Sq Ft change recently?It was 100 Sq.Ft no permit.

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Originally Posted By: Roofer
Find out what the inspector wants first. It will save you a bunch of time. If you go down to 10x12 there is no building permit.
Roofer did the Sq Ft change recently?It was 100 Sq.Ft no permit.

Maybe I shouldn't say things like that. This is what I read at the local court house. Some places say, as long as it is moveable you don't need a permit. Being this will have a concrete floor, it will not be moveable and will require a permit. Most of it is for planning and zoning. They don't mess with sheds or fish houses. If it is too close to a property line, they wait for someone to whine, and then make you move it. Setbacks must be met on any structure that is not moveable.

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Where I live concrete slab is also called flat work and doesn't need a permit, but if you put a shed on it or even a moveable one still needs a permit. I say check local codes before starting.

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I just built a shed this summer. I didn't need a permit because it was under 100 sq. ft. I poured my slab 4 inch think. I didnt use any wire or re-bar. I went with the fiberglass mix in the cement. Smooth finish on the top. It works great for hiding my rider and junk... lots of junk haha

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That being said, if you have never dun concert be for I would call a professional.

I agree or at least find someone (friend or relative) that's done it before. It's not that tough to do but can be a disaster if you're winging it.

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