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Old 07-31-2011, 04:38 PM
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Default Free Floating Foundation Plans for Shed Floors

Floating Foundation Shed Floor System - www.shedfloors.com

Looks pretty cool - even has a material cost calculator. Anyway, I thought I'd share.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:55 PM
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So lame I won't even comment. Don't go this way for anything other then the little shed they show a picture of. Then your local home supply has all those materials so don't fall for the "KIT" or "SYSTEM" thinking this is something special.

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Old 07-31-2011, 05:15 PM
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Um, it's only for sheds - they don't make any claim otherwise.

Also, they don't sell the materials - other than the blocks and not even directly. You're supposed to get your own materials. They only offer the plans and the materials list.

Granted, it's a promotion from the manufacturer but it's not a direct sell - you can get any supplies you like. You download the plans directly - that's all they give you.

You didn't even read it, did you?
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I said I was sorry. Yes I did read the promotion. I still think it's lame. Look ... I am a professional contractor and licensed builder that builds high end custom homes. I will tell you now it would be cheaper and easier to build a normal foundation rather then throwing a bunch of blocks on the ground. A sucker is born everyday and people that have no idea how to build things will fall for gimmicks such as this. I could go on and on about the pro's and con's of this but really it does not have much to do with WFO"s. Enough said, sorry if I upset you.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:11 PM
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You're entitled to your opinion - but the way you stated it sounded like you were arguing against something it wasn't. The tone didn't help, I'll admit, but I'm not upset.

I live in Alabama - pier foundations were once the norm and it's still very common to see them in older homes. Better, actually, because the air flow made it somewhat easier to cool (heat, not so much). I can think of a few advantages to not having to pour a pad (cost not being the least of which) so while certainly not for every application, someone else might find it helpful. Since I need to be able to disassemble the thing, it's very useful to me.

Let's try this again. Hi, I'm Archena. Nice to meet you.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:32 PM
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Nice to meet you as well.

Sorry for the harshness... your right about my tone. I am forced to deal with this kind of thing on a regular basis. Ideas sold to the uneducated then I am forced to deal with the aftermath. In my area any structure larger then 10'x10' requires a building permit and subject to inspection by the building official (even small sheds) so that system would not pass local building codes. If you think you can sneak up a structure without the required permit...they scan satellite images looking for new roof lines. So if you got caught with that system around here you would be forced to dismantle and rebuild it.

My main issue is a storm wind could make that shed a deadly moving / flying object.

Ok off my soap box... have a great night

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:30 PM
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Actually, it includes instructions for the tie down and to check on permits. To be fair, it's in the instruction booklet pdf so you wouldn't have seen it without downloading that. And it probably doesn't emphasize the need for a tie down enough.

But I certainly understand having to deal with stuff - for me it's trying to convince teenagers that STDs are not a good thing and that yes, it can come back to haunt you, assuming we can cure it in the first place. I love banging my head against a wall, really I don't...

Anyway, have a great night yourself!
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Well, I'm a shed builder and I don't think these things are helpful. The biggest thing someone can do to prevent the floor rotting out is provide air circulation under the floor. That's the thing these blocks do, without coming out and saying that. I've got other suggestions that aren't as labor intensive for shed base prep that work out.
Over here, for the most party people can build up to 120 sq ft without a permit. Some cities require a permit no matter what you do, as they just want some more of your money. Anyways, I wish someone would post a free link to my site.. that would be a bonus.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming... WFO's!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:47 PM
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Um, guys - this is the General Building and Construction section:

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As for your site, you can post the link in your sig (I'm pretty sure*) and you can always ask James for permission to post it somewhere.






*Okay, I'll be double checking that myself. I belong to too many forums and I need to make sure I didn't get the rules mixed up.
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Is that Dorothy and Toto I can see peeking out from that window looking at the coming tornado?
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