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    • xyz123
    • By xyz123 8th Aug 18, 7:35 PM
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    Shed base larger than shed
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    • 8th Aug 18, 7:35 PM
    Shed base larger than shed 8th Aug 18 at 7:35 PM
    Asking on behalf of a friend.

    He inherited a quite new 10 x 8 shed from previous owner of the house and found that the concrete base is much larger than the shed. There is no guttering on shed. On top of adding guttering is there anything else that can be done to avoid future damage due to water bouncing off the base and damaging shed?

    Finally any recommendations on any product to protect the wood. Sadolin gets few mentions on forum but personally I have never used it..

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    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 8th Aug 18, 8:00 PM
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    Surely there is more chance of damage by rain directly hitting the shed from the air. Rain hitting the ground and bouncing back will have lost most of its energy. Either way damage from rain impact is minimal, unless the shed is made from paper.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 8th Aug 18, 8:28 PM
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    Our shed is stood on batons so it's proud of the block base to allow air to circulate underneath to keep it dry.


    Our builder ensured we had space for a narrow pebble bed around our house. When the rain hits this it is deflected in different directions so there's less chance of bricks being damaged by splashback. Your friend could do the same round his shed.


    ETA Cuprinol products have lasted well on our shed and fence.
    • gamston
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    • 9th Aug 18, 6:18 AM
    my base is bigger than the shed, the shed was built on a brickwork course, so its raised from the ground by about 4" there is a guttering but it still gets rain bounce back from the concrete floor, (bounce back throws up dirt as well as water) I can't see any damage or rot, but I did coat the wood in oil based covering
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    • By Lorian 9th Aug 18, 6:31 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 6:31 AM
    On top of adding guttering is there anything else that can be done to avoid future damage due to water bouncing off the base and damaging shed?
    Originally posted by xyz123
    Paint the shed with cuprinol ducksback.
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