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Old 06-19-2010, 03:27 PM  
LandladyAV
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Default platform under wooden shed getting warped.

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.



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Old 06-20-2010, 06:31 AM  
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sure he tried to talk you OUT of that design back then but here goes !

first problem - wire mesh but only if you don't want to allow mice entry !

somehow figure out how to get the proper vapor barrier under the shed.

cement will not adhere to woodt encounter since I have only worked with cement about two or three times in my whole life.

never makes any sense to cover rotting anything to me
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