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Small deck cost for shed floor

What is the going rate for a 8x8 or 8x9 deck. A basic floating ground level deck.

Probably some thing like this as I have a little bit of sway at the back of my yard (not as bad as pic below) and I don't wont to change the grading.

I'm not planning to do it myself. Is $12-15/sq ft about right? I'm wondering if deck builder will complain that it is too small a job.

I'm in Mississauga and it does not seem like I'll need a permit

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/reside ... %2Fpermits

Can I get away with dek blocks or do I have to use poured concrete?

http://www.deckplans.com/how-to-build-a-shed-floor

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Check kijiji for a handyman to do it.
Won't be cost effective for either of you for a deck builder to do it.
Or wait until the off season when they are looking for jobs.
Thanks for the memories, RFD.
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I built an 8x8 shed base using 12 deck blocks and pressure treated wood. The deck blocks work fine, you don't need poured concrete. With the weight of the shed, contents and base, it will be really heavy. I think it cost me about $250 to build the base, this included the deck blocks, pressure treated wood and the screws.
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Thanks for the feedback. I might attempt a DIY since there are very good plans on deckplans.com
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I would build it with 2x6 pressure treated joists and 5/8" pressure treated plywood for the floor.
if you make it 8 x 8 that's 2 sheets of plywood, 9 2x6x8' lumber and 6 deck blocks. materials cost about $220
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Dumb question, how to level the base when my backyard is graded with a slope?
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THINKPADT61 wrote:
Jun 25th, 2013 1:07 pm
Dumb question, how to level the base when my backyard is graded with a slope?
The second link in OP's original post explains it all.
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So my shed is comfirmed to be on it's way, so I'll probably start on the deck this weekend. The plan on deckplan.com is calling for quite a lot of piers, I'll follow it as it might help distribute the weight. Shipping weight on HD shows 503 Lbs.

Dek-Block Piers: 15
8 foot 2x6, Treated Lumber: 25
8 foot 4x4, treated lumber: 4
2 1/2 in. deck screws; Lbs: 4
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bubuski wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2013 10:26 am
So my shed is comfirmed to be on it's way, so I'll probably start on the deck this weekend. The plan on deckplan.com is calling for quite a lot of piers, I'll follow it as it might help distribute the weight. Shipping weight on HD shows 503 Lbs.

Dek-Block Piers: 15
8 foot 2x6, Treated Lumber: 25
8 foot 4x4, treated lumber: 4
2 1/2 in. deck screws; Lbs: 4
15 blocks for a 8x8 is overkill. You would be good to go with half that number...
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I built one that looks identical to the one in the pic. Its not expensive at all.

I used 4 deck blocks for the corners. And an additional deck block on the bottom side of the slope.
[INDENT]But I also dug down to do concrete footings for additional support, as well as to deal with my incline issue.
By placing the deck blocks on a Sonar Tube of concrete, allowed me to level it., but others I know just dug down about 4" and put down limestone screening before placing the blocks down.[/INDENT]

Then I used Four 8 ft 2x4's to connect the outside frame (running them through the deck blocks)
[INDENT]Used One 8 ft 2x4 to run down the middle of the outside frame's interior. For middle support.[/INDENT]

Then put 18 deck boards on top of the frame. (perpendicular to the middle joist (2x4)

I think if you do it yourself its about $200-250

If you hire someone, maybe $500?
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I use 6 Deck Blocks, 2x6x10 for framimg and 5/4x6x8 for decking to build a base for 10x8 shed. I spent about $150.
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I already built most of it last weekend. Cost me just over $400 after taxes.

Using 2x6x10 and 5/4x6x8 who have helped keep the cost down, but I did not have plans for it and did not feel comfortable substituting lumber sizes and I work better following instruction when dealing with DIYs.
I'll post pics when the shed is installed which should arrive this weekend.
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Levelling it was the most time consuming part for me, lol. More so than assembly of the shed, due to the incline in my backyard.
:S
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here is the completed job. For the deck platform front to back is about 9 inches of incline. left to right is 4 inches of incline because of the yard grading sway


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Please let me know in year or two what type of zoo you got under shed :) my advice is to get one more 2x4" and make it more difficult for larger animal

Also, I think your neighbor is happy with extra water after good rain :)

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