Design and build a foundation for your storage shed
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Whether you buy a pre-fab kit or build from an original plan, your backyard storage shed needs a solid, square foundation. The good news is you don’t need advanced skills, special tools, or lots of money to build one, just the patience to plan properly and do the job right.
This article describes two different types of foundations for a small to medium-sized shed: an on-grade foundation that sits on top of the ground, and a permanent foundation that uses concrete footings or piers that extend below the frost line.
Either one will work. Here’s how to build them and make the right choice.