Do I really need a concrete foundation for my garden shed?
July 20, 2014 7:17 AM Subscribe
Just purchased a resin-viny Suncast Shed (model BMS5700
). According to the manual
it needs a concrete foundation, but I'm wondering if I can get away with just installing it on level ground.
posted by Deathalicious to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I first started researching sheds, a few months before I bought it, the Suncast website specifically stated that vertical sheds did not require foundations to be built
. Since then, they've redesigned their site to remove this information. I based my decision to buy the shed on the fact that it would not require a foundation.
I understand that it's not too
difficult to make a concrete foundation. I'm just wondering whether it really is all that necessary.
They list the option of a wood foundation as well but I don't really have a lot of woodworking tools or the space to use them.
This is a modest resin garden shed. The heaviest thing we would be storing in it would probably be a manual lawnmower.