Preparing a solid level Cedar-Built Foundation
TIMBER FOUNDATION: (most common)
To start you will need: 3/4" drain rock or crush gravel, 4x6 pressure treated timbers, dimensions as per your Cedar-Built Foundation Plans.
- Place foundation timbers in trenches on a bed of gravel so that the top of the timbers will be flush height (or slightly higher) with the surrounding ground in your yard.
- After foundation timbers are securely fastened together, backfill around the timbers with gravel and fill the remaining floor area with gravel also. See pictures below for great ideas clients have for finishing walkways.
- You may lay down landscape cloth in the floor area prior to placing gravel, to impede any weed growth.
- Tamp down all gravel until compact.
Many clients place their greenhouses on existing decks.
CONCRETE SLAB ALREADY IN PLACE:
Drill holes in concrete & place expansion bolts in holes or, drill holes in
concrete & set bolts in place using epoxy grout.
Place bolts in locations shown on Cedar-Built foundation plans.
CONCRETE TO BE POURED:
Pour concrete foundation footings or slab as per your Cedar-Built foundation specs.
BUILDING YOUR OWN STONE OR MASONRY BASEWALLS:
Occasionally clients want to use masonry or stone rather than our t/g basewalls. We will provide you with the drawings for building your own 30" or 18" basewalls with foundation, or we can provide the 2x4 framing for your veneer. Our sloped window sill will anchor on to this.
Preparing your foundation is an easy process with all materials available locally.
Upon order you will be provided with your foundation specs and details.
Many options are noted below to assist you in finding one to best suite your needs.
Gravel/timber foundation- brick walkway
Gravel/timber foundation-wooden walkway
Timber & gravel with stone walkway.
Gravel/timber foundation-slate walkway
*Upon order of your Cedar-Built Kit we will provide you with all measurements and plans for the foundation.
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Gravel/timber foundation-rubber mat walkway
CONCRETE CURBING WITH HEATED FLOOR
WE DROPPED DOOR TO CUSTOMIZE WALKWAY
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Timber with gravel & red brick.
CINDER BLOCK FOUNDATIONS & SLOPED SITES
STYROFOAM INSULATION ADDED TO INTERIOR OF
CINDER BLOCK WALLS PRIOR TO INFILLING WITH GRAVEL FLOOR
NOTE BOTH THE FOUNDATION & THE STURDY DESIGN WHICH SUPPORTS MEN ON THE ROOF
DEALING WITH SLOPED SITES
WHY NOT BUILD INTO THE BANK? ADDED INSULATION AND ELIMINATION OF SOME BASEWALLS ADD GREAT INSULATION VALUE. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE IMAGES
STAIRS WERE ADDED DUE TO SLOPED SITE