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- slate walkway
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
Wood deck awaiting greenhouse arrival.
Concrete curbing with heated concrete for Lean-To kit.
Click on photo to see finished foundation.
Timber with gravel & red brick.
Deck on sloped site foundation
Cinderblock Walls & Styrofoam Insulation
The foundation is cinder block walls which go down four feet to get below the frost line. There is styrofoam insulation on the inside of the upper tier of block and pea gravel in the floor right now. The floor will be brought up to proper level with pea gravel and a brick walk down the middle.
Greenhouse built on pre-existing
Center aisle finished with paving stones
10'x12 FreeStanding kit constructed on client provided concrete foundation built into bank.
We will provide you with concrete wall drawings.
Cinder block foundation on sloped site
8x14 Lean to on wood deck.
Timber foundation with gravel floor on sloped yard.
Sloped site with pressure treated timbers- gravel beneath benches and interlocking brick walkway.
Shimmed on one side to allow for slope in existing concrete slab.
12' x 22' timber/gravel foundation with stone retaining wall in Anchorage Alaska
Combination deck flooring for hot tub & concrete for sitting area. Click on photo for additional images
Lean-To structure on cedar deck