I had someone come and build a wooden shed on my land about ten years
ago. I asked them to put it over a wooden platform that I built. Otherwise
the shed would have had a dirt floor.
The first problem is that mice
get in through the cracks between the platform and the shed walls.
Next, I have also noticed the wood of the platform which extends two or three feet outside the shed is starting to rot and get warped. I was wondering if I should cover this shed-floor with cement.
I wondered what problems I might encounter since I have only worked with cement about two or three times in my whole life.
First, does it even make sense to cover a rotting and warping wooden floor with cement?
Next, does it make sense for me to seal up the cracks where the mice get in with cement?
I have also been told that you can stop wood from rotting by painting over it
and I was not sure if this was really a trustworthy approach.
Please offer some guidance.
Oh, and the shed itself is still in good shape.