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Old 05-08-2021, 05:00 PM   #1
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Finally shaping up. 11 yards of concrete and a few adjustments along the way but no complaints. Gotta get my garage cleared of "stuff!" Pretty bad a 4 car garage can only park one vehicle. Mostly hunting or fishing associated gear that needs its own space! 10 foot walls with open rafters for additional storage. Going to geaux with a metal roof to match the roof on the pavilion by the pool. This shed will be bricked to match the house. I will be adding two outside electrical sockets to the shed, 6 electrical sockets inside, 4 sliding windows, flood lights on 2 of the corners, 2 large ceiling fans, 9 foot garage door, and a 36" entry door with a hanging light near door. Added large pad area outside front door for boiling crawfish or BBQing.
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:11 PM   #2
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Looks like a great start
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:15 PM   #3
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Looking good
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:18 PM   #4
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You must be rich using that much OSB. Just kidding, it looks great and the only thing I would have said before you poured the slab would be to geaux bigger.
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:23 PM   #5
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The other 4 yds of concrete were used for a "backup pad" or a parking space for two vehicles. It will be inlaid with bricks when the shed gets to that point. Right now it's a good spot for my trailer......lol!
Good to see the lumber stack going down as Bayou has been guarding it!
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:29 PM   #6
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it looks great and the only thing I would have said before you poured the slab would be to geaux bigger.
Yeah, lots of thought was given to that also. I am truly hoping that organizing my outdoor gear and such will also force me too dump some stuff. My entire garage has storage above it but it is creeping into the bays. I definitely have plenty of room to add on however.....lol!

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Old 05-08-2021, 06:00 PM   #7
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My only suggestion would have been to remove all that grass first and put down a vapor barrier. Your floor will most likely sweat.
Other than that it looks great!
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:08 PM   #8
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Beagle looks very happy!!
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:13 PM   #9
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Bayou gettin ready for his new dawg house!

Looking good!

You must have a lot of $#!T if you gotta have more storage space!
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:28 PM   #10
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My only suggestion would have been to remove all that grass first and put down a vapor barrier. Your floor will most likely sweat.
Other than that it looks great!
Never heard or seen that. I will ask that question.

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Old 05-08-2021, 07:31 PM   #11
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Bayou gettin ready for his new dawg house!

Looking good!

You must have a lot of $#!T if you gotta have more storage space!
Danno u know it's my wife's fault. I am getting my outdoor stuff it's own space at this point. She won't even get a key to the door!!!

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Old 05-09-2021, 07:25 AM   #12
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Should be plenty of room
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:30 AM   #13
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Looking goood...At today's lumber prices, that shed probably cost more than my house did..
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:49 AM   #14
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Chicken biz must really be good these days. .

Nice place and additions.
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Old 05-09-2021, 08:24 AM   #15
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When it comes to a concrete slab unfortunately you get what you pay for. It’s best to have it done by a professional. Good luck with that one.
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Old 05-09-2021, 11:28 AM   #16
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When it comes to a concrete slab unfortunately you get what you pay for. It’s best to have it done by a professional. Good luck with that one.
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Just looked through all the pics and noticed there weren’t any footings either.


Sorry Op not trying to be a downer and was being polite in my first post, but been doing concrete for almost 30 years and them boys would never work for me.
No exterior footings to carry the load, only wire mesh, and ANYTHING inclosed or covered needs a vapor barrier
Hopefully you won’t have any issues down the road
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:13 PM   #17
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I'd sure change my mind about putting brick on it. I don't see any way that slab is going to hold the weight of brick walls.
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:17 PM   #18
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For the interior, I would definitely look at some sort of sliding shelving system. Not that I'm endorsing this brand, but just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about...

http://www.space-trac.com/

I went the cheaper route in my garage and put wheels on my shelving units, so I can move them around and stack them side by side on one side of the garage. But for a dedicated, organized space like yours, I would definitely look at one of these commercial solutions.
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:20 PM   #19
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I'd sure change my mind about putting brick on it. I don't see any way that slab is going to hold the weight of brick walls.
I saw that yesterday, lots of weight being added to not have any beams or footings. I didnít want to be the one to Pooh on the project and itís too late to change it now. Hard to tell by just pics but it looks like several areas are not even getting full 4Ē depth of concrete.
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:29 PM   #20
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Looking good man thanks for sharing. Hopefully gonna get going on mine before years end.

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Old 05-09-2021, 02:05 PM   #21
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Constructive criticism--Not to jump, on the negative bandwagon,....but umm there is a tree in the MIDDLE of you roll-up.

Good luck with your project. You have a beautiful place, and have done some nice projects over the years.
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Old 05-09-2021, 04:59 PM   #22
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When it comes to a concrete slab unfortunately you get what you pay for. Itís best to have it done by a professional. Good luck with that one.
This.... I'd be surprised if that slab holds up for long specially if putting brick on it. I sure hope they didn't charge you full price for that one LR.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:50 PM   #23
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Just getting back from Toledo Bend late last night after getting rained out and I had forgotten about this thread. Interesting points were brought up that I just checked into.
This is a ole school storage shed.......no cooking, no plumbing lines, no gas lines, no AC, no insulation in the walls......thus that means no condensation will be formed or a need to balance temperature which causes concrete to sweat. Yes, most of the grass was removed and replaced with dirt but for some reason I don't have pics of that on my phone. I will see if my wife caught any of those. Honestly, I have seen plenty of small sheds built back home and none of those had the black plastic either.......40 years later they are still there on that wet ground below I-10! That's more than long enough for me......lol......I hope to be outta here waaaaay before that!
Per the concrete: It is 4,000 psi and actually in some areas thicker than four inches due to a slight landscaping swale running thru that area behind the house. The footing is either 8" or 10" from what I remember, more than enough for these few bricks. Also, don't forget the "brick ties" alleviate weight also. I am more than confident on this little shed build and the guy who has done more jobs like this than he can count. I asked him about the weight of the bricks and he chuckled and said, "non issue, you know I got this covered from every angle possible!" That's good enough for me as I have used him for business & personal jobs for years.
EDIT: In hindsight, it won't be that many bricks when I actually look at it. Four huge windows (48x24's) on 3 sides, a 36 inch front door and the 9 foot garage door don't leave alot of wall space or much room for bricks on a shed that is only 24x16.
Oh, someone asked about the tree near the garage door opening. Actually, it is right at 9 feet away. Looking at the pic it does look pretty close. Yes, that was the plan. With a 9 foot garage door that only has to accommodate my Polaris Ranger which is "maybe" 5 foot wide it will be simple to drive in and out. I may put the Ranger trailer in there also but it is only about 6'5" wide also. Non issue getting either thru that door.
Appreciate the concern and critique's, but most of all the additional ideas on how to use the space.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:17 PM   #24
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Good deal! Hope all works out as planned.

Here’s a side note On the vapor barrier question I brought up.
Every single engineered plan I’ve ever bid in 30 years has required a vapor barrier installed on anything that is covered or enclosed!
About 12 years ago I added a covered carport on to our house. It’s open on 2 sides with a storage on the back. I left a couple guys there to finish grading and install Polly and 3/8 mat and pour the concrete while I took a crew to do another job.
Fast forward a couple weeks after the project was completed and I walk outside and the concrete is wet. Humm.... that’s not right.
Call my guy up that was in charge and ask him if they put the Polly down before they installed the rebar.
Nope!! He got fired that day and my concrete still sweats every time the humidity gets high!
Hopefully where your located you don’t have this happen.
Looking forward to more pics!!
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:07 PM   #25
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Insulate, and air condition. Makes it nice prepping gear for a trip.
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