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Next Steps for Shed "project"

  • 30-01-2022 12:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 24 Maxxey

    Hi folks,

    After the concrete base got placed smaller than asked for (and not even square it was angled/crooked).

    And then the ordered steel shed was not reduced in size by a separate company - I was promised it would be custom sized. I am left in this state:

    Where I have one floating wall on grass. As the shed needs a concrete screed/floor poured in, what is best going forward, lay down damp proof course/membrane and just pour over the entire floor and grass patch? Or will it just sink and get destroyed and needs to be fixed via digging, forms, and an extra pour of concrete?

    OR some other simpler method, at this point it doesn't need to be perfect - waiting a year for this to be done and it causing more headaches than benefit.

    Happy enough to just pay someone to get this fully sorted, but after paying the last two companies I'm quite a bit pist that both parties fail to measure. Would you recommend any concrete floor specialists to solve this as a 2 for 1 project?


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,826 ✭✭✭✭ Mellor

    If the slab was made too small, then they should have been ripping it up and re-doing it. Assuming they had some drawing that showed the size and details clearly. I assume there are no foundations and its a raft.

    Who signed off the the shed shop drawings or purchase order?

    If you are given up on the companies making good and are going it yourself. I'd break out slab on two side, extend to size of shed. Place shed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Maxxey

    Indeed I should have complained during both events and/or watched the work while it was being done.

    The shed is already bolted to the pre-existing base and the floating wall is fairly stable as it is light weight.

    However I would like to have concrete poured and/or a more stable post of bricks or other setup for the floating wall.

    It also has zero damp proofing so I need to lay down damp proof course/membrane before the final concrete floor is poured so the structure is damp proof.

    I was wondering if I could do that in one shot - one pouring. Or if I need to do two pours - I assume it would be almost the same price to get concrete delivered and poured even if its a tiny section as would be in the problem trench area..

  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭ Still stihl waters 3

    Pour a dry mix into the piece that's missing, put down plastic and turn it up the walls a couple inches and pour floor over it, probably not worth getting concrete lorry out so unless you can mix and put it in yourself you might be as well off getting someone who know what they're doing

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,826 ✭✭✭✭ Mellor

    It could be done in one pour, but you'd need to break out the slab a fair bit. That's the right way to do it.

    The easy way to to some dense blocks or soap bars into place. Lap into the DPM. It will give you some support, and some protection. But its not bullet proof.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Maxxey

    Thanks for the tips.

    Would anyone know any reputable company/person that would take a concrete pour job?

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