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Need help setting up a greenhouse kit/how to do base/floor.

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May 25, 2011
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Need help setting up a greenhouse kit/how to do base/floor.

Would like some help from those that have already setup and own a greenhouse or have experience setting up a greenhouse base/flooring. I own a Canadian Tire 6' x 8' plastic greenhouse I got around a decade ago. I'm looking to build a greenhouse in the backyard but the thing that has stopped me all this time is how to do the base.

I'm not sure if the greenhouse came with a base kit. I paid like $499 on sale then for it. Have not opened it yet. I plan on using this 12" x 12" https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.natu ... 20661.html but not sure if it is a good idea. My biggest worry is the greenhouse being blown off it's base from a windstorm. In my area (Toronto, GTA North) I have experienced just shy of 100kph winds before howling outside. The last thing I want is the greenhouse to fly away. I thought about pouring a concreate base but I have no experience doing that and also I want to do this as economically as possible.

Thank you in advance for any help. I hope this thread will also help many others in the same situation and help them out with the setup as well.


My greenhouse looks something like this https://www.amazon.com/Rion-HG7012-EcoG ... B00M5J2B88 It can if I recall right it can be extended length wise if you have more units.
...Location: GTA North
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Nov 9, 2003
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Being a greenhouse where water will no doubt be scattered liberally why would you need any kind of flooring other than perhaps a slatted wooden walkway down the centre? I might consider ground anchors similar to this. Then run a bolt through each corner of the greenhouse and the anchor post.
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Feb 25, 2018
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Why don't you just excavate a few inchs and fill with gravel? Or you could find some cheap paver on kijij.


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