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cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
edited 5:13AM in Off Topic
on putting up a metal 10x12 shed. I have bought pavers for the base. My brother said that is going to be a pia to do. I certainly do not plan on doing this but want to hire. Ya all think tuff shed will do this? Bro said I would have to hire a landscape crew 1st to level are and put in the pavers and find someone else to put shed together. Cricky, why does all this house crap have to be so figgin complicated....
Thanks a bunch all!
Molly
Colorado Springs
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Oh bro also, no it all without helping, said a pad would be better. Probably right. Wonder if I can dump these pavers on Craigslist....
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • otisdogotisdog Posts: 187
    Pavers are a lot of work to put in correctly. For a storage shed a pad is for sure better. If you get a pad poured make sure you have them put in anchors for the shed.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    I agree with everything Otis said. Put down a concrete Pad. Save the pavers for your outdoor kitchen..

    Yes don't forget the anchors for the shed.. One good blow and the shed will be your neighbors..
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Thanks guys. I guess pad is the goal in a month or so. Pavers I will keep mowing around.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • tbonemactbonemac Posts: 69
    The pad will be cheaper for sure.
    I have laid around 2,000 pavers aroound my house, most on a walkway that is "Y" shape going to my shed. My mistake was that assuming our hard clay ground would be enough to bypass the gravel sub-base. In hindsight I should have laid that gravel base, then sand, then the pavers. I had to redo a section last year because of this.
    For your shed, if you go with 4" floor you will need 1.3 yards of concrete. Most yards will only deliver 2 or 3 yards at a minimum price so you may want to make the pad a little bigger (since you will pay for it anyway) and have a little extra room for storage around one side of the shed. If you can make the forms the concrete is not hard to do. A good slick finish will make for easy clean out. Pour your crete and float it, instead or renting a float you can make your own with a 10' 2x4 and attach a 3' 2x6 to act as the float. This will work fine to push the gravel down. Let it set up a little and insert your 4" bolts around the perimeter for your building anchors. Once the crete starts setting up get you a piece of plywood to stand on and you can start finishing the crete to the finish you want. It is not hard work and it is not hard to mess up and save you some money. Also you may want to put the slab on a slight angle in case you want to wash out so that any water runs out the building vs standing in the back corner. Hope this helps.
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