The Mobile Shed – Build a Shed on Skids

For most conventional sheds, there are two types of foundation that you can choose from, for the permanent sturdy shed, there is the concrete foundation, and for mobility there is the skid foundation. There are many advantages as to why a skid foundation, considered temporary, is chosen by many homeowners. You too can benefit greatly by having a skid foundation.

For one, a skid foundation generally using wood is easier and faster to build as compared to a permanent concrete foundation. In building a wooden skid foundation, you first need to select a spot then prepare a bed of gravel which will be able to provide a flat level and stable surface to allow water to drain beneath it and keep your lumber dry. Atop this gravel you will set wood beams or timber. These beams and timber will act as the skids. The flooring of your shed will rest above this skids. Pressure treated timber or lumber is advisable  to be used for skids as they will be bearing the weight of the shed and its contents so that you will be able to move or transfer your shed to a new location putting angle ends is necessary, plus they ake good decorations as well.

With a good set of detailed plans, you yourself will be able to do the construction job. You don’t even have to do the plans yourself, plans are easily available whether online or from your local construction shop. If you’re getting confused when building your skid foundation, you can just easily refer to the plans. This will be a great way to  save some money.

Other benefits that skids foundation provide include the ability to build your shed faster.In fact, you can even pre-build your shed from another area and just place it atop the skid foundation. So, if two or more persons are building the shed, you can simultaneously build the foundation and the shed itself.

Also in some states if a structure is not permanent, you won’t need to apply for a permit, eliminating the fees involved and the time spent in waiting for your permit.

There are some disadvantages though when using a skids foundation. Because it is only made of wood and not totally locked to the ground, your shed will not be able to accommodate heavy equipment like garden tractors. Your shed can only be built with a limited size and also they tend to be susceptible to moisture which in turn will shorten their life.

The advantages though far outweigh the disadvantages mentioned. Not many of us really uses heavy machinery. As a matter of fact, storage sheds are mostly used as workshops, garden tool storage and for housing other small belongings. Its transfer capability is one of its strongest points, so you would be able to have the power to customize your garden and give it a fresh new look every time you want. So go ahead and release your creative side.

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