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Can I have a dirt floor in my VersaTube Shed?


Can I have a dirt floor in my VersaTube Shed?

by VersaTube on February 11, 2019

One of the decisions you need to make when planning your new VersaTube shed is what type of flooring you’ll choose. Concrete is most common - but it can be pricey, and it’s not in everyone's budget.

The good news is, with VersaTube you have choices. We of course always recommend using concrete to anchor your building, but when it comes to flooring you can choose what will work best with your site and your budget.

So if you’re thinking about a dirt floor, read on to learn about the pluses, the drawbacks, and if it’s right for you.

A prepared dirt floor is fine for your VersaTube shed as long as there are concrete footings and piers to support the structure. Remember that a dirt floor means you’ll be dealing with a dusty area in dry weather and at other times water will seep through the ground. Water in your shed can lead to rot and mold for items you have stored there. This should be your biggest consideration when deciding if a dirt floor is good for your purposes.

What are you going keep in your shed? If you’re going to use your shed as a gardening or tool shed, a dirt floor will probably be just fine. If you’re going to use your shed to park your mower or ATV, as a greenhouse, or to store your pool or yard equipment, it might make a lot of sense to skip a more expensive foundation and go with an earthen floor. One of the best features of a VersaTube shed is that it’s portable, so if you go with a dirt floor for now and want to switch to a concrete foundation later, it’ll be simple to take down your shed and reassemble it.  

If you don’t think a dirt floor will fit your purposes, there are still budget-friendly options you can consider:

Gravel is a good option. When it comes to dealing with moisture, a gravel floor is a step up from dirt, saving you from dealing with water seepage. Concrete footings and piers will probably still be necessary.

Asphalt is another choice that’s more economical than concrete, but is very durable - plus it’s an attractive look. Though less likely, you might still need concrete to provide support. You’ll also need to seal the asphalt on a regular basis.

Whatever your budget, you have some great options when it comes to picking your foundation. Need a little more information to help you decide? Click here to read more about concrete alternatives, or speak to one of our specialists about your needs and we’ll be happy to help you find what works for you!