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Old 12-06-18, 05:05 PM   #1
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I have a new metal shed to erect on a paved area at the rear of my garage.
Now the paved area has a slight slope to allow rain to drain off, so how do I level the shed on the base? What I think I need is a water proof material that will allow the shed to sit properly on the base but is pliable to accomodate the slight slope of the base....
So is there a recommendation for such a product? I cant think of anything right now, but there must be something out there?

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Old 12-06-18, 07:18 PM   #2
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Why not build a course of concrete blocks level........proper job
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Old 12-06-18, 08:27 PM   #3
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Water will flow down surprisingly shallow gradients. The aqueducts supplying Rome were constructed at a gradient of less than 1 in 5000 (although I would suggest 1 in 200 as a reasonable compromise). Therefore, in terms of a shed base you don't need much of a gradient to carry the water off, and in terms of building the shed; this is as good as level.
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Old 12-06-18, 08:33 PM   #4
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I have a metal garage. The base sloped as you say, so I ignored it. What I did do which you may consider, is to lay an inch of screed inside the shed after building it. This effectively stops water entering under the walls and having a wet floor.
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Old 12-06-18, 08:38 PM   #5
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Roddy,
Sounds like a plan....thnx for the idea....
What did you use for screed? Sand/cement or one of the packet products..?
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Old 12-06-18, 08:53 PM   #6
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You would be best using a compound rather than sand and cement if it's only an inch thick, also wouldn't recommend doing it that way if the shed is made of wood. (Just saying, yours is tin)
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