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I am looking to buy the Rubbermaid Max Jr shed.  I am planning on placing it in the backyard where the groud is a little uneven. I also was trying to figure out what I need to do to raise the shed a little from the ground.  There are probably a few ways to handle this, but I have never done anything like this.  Please help.

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Posted 2011-05-22T21:06:48+0000  by scuttles scuttles

Hello scuttles. Ken here in the Chicago area. Welcome to the Community.

The Rubbermaid Big Max Jr. doesn’t have a large footprint so any base you use

won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

If you are staying in this home forever and never going to move the shed,

you can poor a concrete slab. Then drill four holes in the floor and bolt it to the


If you don’t want to get that serious, then you can build a paver base. First level out

the dirt and put down some weed cloth to keep weeds from coming up around your shed.

Then put down a few inches of paver base material. On top of that put a few

inches of leveling sand. Be sure to tamp each layer down and level them. Make sure

that the base is a foot wider and deeper than the shed.




limestone paver base.jpgleveling sand.jpg




Place your shed on the leveled base. Drill four holes in the floor and insert anchor

stakes in each hole and attach to the floor. Your shed is now wind stable and ready

to go. I hope this helps. Good luck and take care.

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Posted 2011-05-23T15:57:49+0000  by Ken_HD_CHI

Thank you for your help.  I will probably go with option 2.

Posted 2011-05-23T23:37:03+0000  by scuttles

I forgot to ask.  What do I use to tamp each layer down?

Posted 2011-05-24T11:08:49+0000  by scuttles

Hello Scuttles! 


This is Christine and I work at The Home Depot in Atlanta. 


The product below will be perfect to make sure each layer is level.



Check your store for availability. It should be in the garden department. 


Happy Tamping :smileyvery-happy: 




Posted 2011-05-25T12:29:21+0000  by Christine_HD_ATL
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