FAQ: How To Build A Shed Without A Floor, A Floor Less Shed

You don’t necessary need a floor in your shed as long as you have a suitable foundation. Here are 2 foundation options if you want to build without a floor.

  • Pressure treated wood with post and concrete piers
  • Concrete stem wall

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It’s important that you build the foundation tall enough to keep the siding away from the ground where moisture and termites will damage your shed. I recommend at least 4 inches of distance between the ground and any untreated wood. Like the bottom edge of the siding.

One way to accomplish this is by increasing the stud length. This will reduce the lower siding overhang and make your walls taller. I recommend a minimum of 1 inch lower siding overhang to prevent water from seeping under the bottom plate.

This means your foundation needs to be at least 5 inches above ground level.

How deep you go will depend on building codes, frost level and if you will have animals trying to dig under your foundation to get in or to escape.

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