July 16, 2007

Shed Tie Downs

Securing a shed foundation is essential in many parts of the world. If you're in a location that experiences high wind conditions and severe storms, a shed tie down system will keep your shed on the ground and avoid that dreaded Wizard of Oz event. But it's more than likely that you won't find shed tie downs in your local hardware store or home improvement store.

Laurie wrote:

I desperately need a tie down/securing kit for my shed. The county I live in requires them, yet EVERYWHERE I go no one seems to know what I am talking about. Any ideas where I can find them online? Grateful for any help, or at least to point me in another direction.

The best thing to do is to check with your county authorities. No sense chasing down a solution that they won't approve!

If you're building your shed with a pressure treated lumber foundation that's not secured to any concrete, you may want to look into cork screw trailer tie downs. Think of the ground as a big wine bottle ... the trailer tie down cork screws dig into the ground, and the floor framing is nailed to the top of the apparatus.You should be able to find trailer tie downs at a local recreational vehicle (RV) or mobile home establishment. This link to Michigan's list of approved tie-down systems for mobile homes (PDF file) might help.

Posted by geekbooks at July 16, 2007 10:15 AM

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