How Do I Protect the Bottom of My Shed Floor?
How to Seal You Shed Base
The first step for sealing a shed base is to add sealant between the concrete and the frame of the shed. This limits moisture transfer and can also keep it from absorbing into the concrete itself. You also want to seal around the base of your shed from the interior. Some shed bases have metal channels. If you don't, and the shed is on a concrete slab, there may be gaps between your shed and the concrete. These can let water in.
You should seal these shut with caulk or expanding foam. I recommend using light weight expanding foam for this project because it helps to prevent any further moisture transfer within your shed base without adding too much extra weight to the walls of the shed (which could cause structural damage).
Before sealing anything, you want to ensure that all cracks are cleaned out thoroughly. Concrete is porous, so if there are still dirt particles stuck in those cracks once everything is dry, they're going to wick up any moisture that touches them resulting in stains every time something gets wet outside . You don't want that!
Once you've allowed ample time for the concrete to dry, do a final sweep. Caulk any gaps between your shed and its base, and make sure that there are no cracks or crevices (especially around the bottom of the walls). Next, apply an even coat of sealant to the interior surface of your shed in two directions: horizontally along the top half, vertically along the bottom half.
Apply Foam Insulation to Seal Your Shed Floor
When applying foam insulation make sure it's applied in small sections; you don't want to create any weak spots when adding extra weight to your shed! The objective is to completely surround each individual wall inside with expanding foam insulation . There should be enough space above where the foam will expand so not much moisture gets trapped inside while it dries.
Once the insulation has dried it is now time to apply a coat of paint followed by adding any extra decorative features such as hanging flowers, planters etc…
You're shed base is now protected and ready for many additional years of use!
Now you can decorate and enjoy your new space.