Sheds are a popular addition to homes around the United States. While some homes – and even apartments – come included with sheds, most homeowners and renters are forced to build sheds themselves. Without sheds, the life of yard tools – both manual and electric – drops significantly; further, the potential resale value of them drops quite a bit, as well.
Not everybody is a skilled builder, construction worker, or craftsman. However, with enough research, the proper tools, and a helping hand or two that know at least a little bit about construction or woodworking, you’ll be on your way to having a shed in no time.
First Things First – Familiarize Yourself With 811
In the United States, there’s a toll-free phone number that informs people about gas, electric, and sewer lines underground. People are urged to call 811 before they dig to make sure that localities’ infrastructures aren’t put in harm’s way. Keep in mind that while 811 is available in all 50 states, every state’s 811 program is operated by that state. For example, Tennessee’s program is called Tennessee 811.
Always call before you dig!
Not Working With A Flat Ground Surface?
Placing sheds on uneven areas of earth can result in them sinking into the ground, becoming unlevel, and otherwise facing damage to their structures. If you want to put your shed on an unlevel or sloped area, use posts to jack up the side that’s further away from the ground. Make sure to secure those posts with concrete.
Even If You Get A Prefabricated Shed, Go For Concrete
Prefabricated sheds are popular in today’s home improvement climate. Many of them have wheels or other means to assist in moving them. Rather than retaining convenience, pour a flat concrete slab, ditch the wheels, and secure your shed to the slab.
Learning how to build a shed ma isn’t necessarily an easy task – at least not if you want to do it the right way. These tips should help you kick. your shed project into action.