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    So I'm building a shed

    I built a deck last year that I think turned out pretty good, so it's time to build a shed and free up some space in the garage.

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    I had to cut down a few trees to make the room. It's a 12 X 14 with a 4 pitch roof. Currently I've got everything done except for shingles on the roof, double doors, a ramp up to the front doors and a little trim and paint.

    It's in a low spot in the back corner of my yard that sees it's share of water, so I build it up on concrete piers and a 2X6 wooden floor for the foundation.

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    Nice! Great work so far. Do yourself a favor and seal off the undersides or you'll find it home to a zillion mice. Once the mice move in underneath, they find a way inside the shed and start crapping/peeing on everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruteForce View Post
    Nice! Great work so far. Do yourself a favor and seal off the undersides or you'll find it home to a zillion mice. Once the mice move in underneath, they find a way inside the shed and start crapping/peeing on everything!
    I've thought about that, but how would I seal off the soft ground by extending wood to the ground, wouldn't they just tunnel underneath?

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    You could probably get a closed cell foam insulation sprayed into most of the base.

    Or just put a couple of cubes of rodent poison/bait underneath it every spring and fall.

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    leave under-shed area open to cats - no more mice, but you might get skunks or racoons in residence

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    Looking good so far!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sombeech View Post
    I've thought about that, but how would I seal off the soft ground by extending wood to the ground, wouldn't they just tunnel underneath?
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    I laid pea-gravel down as the base, then built the shed atop the gravel, then used that non-wood decking stuff around the base, sinking it about 1/2inch into the gravel. No mice issues anymore!
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    I wasn't quite sure how this translucent paneling would match up or fit, but my Dad had some left over from when he built his shed 20 years ago, it was a sheet metal siding shed though.

    But I'm glad I went this route, because these panels let a lot of light in. I'll have power run out to my shed for lighting, but this will be nice to not need the lights turned on during the day time.
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    Here's a better look

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    Finally hung the doors and started on an entry ramp

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    Amazing pics indeed. I wish I had as much skill as you...

    I laid pea-gravel down as the base, then built the shed atop the gravel, then used that non-wood decking stuff around the base, sinking it about 1/2inch into the gravel. No mice issues anymore!
    That's a neat idea to consider, thanks! After reading the article on pestcontrolhacks I began occasionally turn on ultrasonic repellents, to scare away any rodents of my yard and barn. It seems to work, but I still have a few spring traps just to be sure.

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