A level foundation is essential for the successful assembly of our products. The garden shed is anchored to this foundation (or with the floor frame available as an accessory) to withstand stormy weather using the fastening material supplied.
A solid surface should be used, if possible. The SmartBasePLUS requires established, well-compacted soil.
The foundation must be level so that the garden shed can be installed properly. If the product is on a slope, functionality may be limited (for example, the doors cannot be adjusted correctly) or the screw holes are not correctly aligned (holes do not line up). The foundation dimensions must be followed - please refer to the foundation plans.
Plastic membrane with a minimum thickness of 150 μm = 0.15 mm
Ideally incorporate the membrane in the foundation. This is to prevent moisture from rising from the ground into the interior of the garden shed. Ensure that the membrane is not bigger than the surface area of the garden shed. This is because rainwater should be able to trickle into the ground sideways.
The contact surface between the foundation and the aluminium floor frame should be sealed to prevent rainwater from entering the garden shed. The sealing is recommended in particular when using the aluminium floor frame.
A sealing compound is used as the sealant (suitable for outdoor use and metal). To ensure optimum sealing, the sealing joint should be applied beneath the floor frame. Please take into account that due to the nature of the ground (open-pore concrete slabs, joints, etc.), complete sealing is not possible.