platform under wooden shed getting warped.

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  1. Jun 19, 2010 #1

    LandladyAV

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    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.:confused:
     
  2. Jun 20, 2010 #2

    itsreallyconc

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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 :mad:
     

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