5 Great Tips Foundation for Your Log Cabin or Gazebo

Foundation for Your Log Cabin or Gazebo

Laying a good water pass foundation is the most important part of the preparation for placing a wooden garden house, log cabin or storage room. Unfortunately, this is all too often underestimated, which causes unnecessary problems such as sinking the foundation and opening and closing doors and windows.

5 Tips for a foundation for a log cabin or gazebo

The roof size is always larger than the foundation size. Keep this in mind when setting the foundation. Put any cables for electrons and pipes before making the foundation. You can not add more to this later.

1. The foundation must be stable, flat, right and level. 
Keep the top of the foundations a few centimeters above the ground level to prevent water drop in the log cabin. Make the foundation approximately 1 cm smaller than the foundation size of the gazebo. If the walls of the log cabin stoop slightly over the foundation, rainwater that runs down the walls can not move into the log cabin so quickly.

2. Where do I make a foundation for a log cabin or gazebo?
A basis of a wooden log cabin, gazebo or storage can be made of concrete or tiles.
Depending on the substrate, the soil should be roughly 20 .25 cm dug, then raise upwards, and the whole should be soaked so that it can not sag. Then pour a concrete floor (use real mats to prevent cracks) or lay a floor of, e.g. Concrete tiles. Here you can place the wooden gazebo.



If you make a foundation/floor of tiles, the tiles must be locked by retaining belts (trouser tires) to keep the tiles in place. A gravel layer around the garden house or log cabin prevents splashing of rainwater.
”Always make a foundation of concrete, tiles or the like. Do not put a gazebo or log cabin just in the sand ”

3. Fundament beam/ drainage profile
The wall beams of non-pressure impregnated log cabins and gazebos should never be placed directly on the concrete floor or pavement. First, put so-called foundation bars/drainage profiles on the foundation and place the log cabin on top of it.

Fundament bars are often optionally available; sometimes they are integrated into the log cabin or garden house construction.

4. There are pressure impregnated foundation bars and hardwood pillar bars
Fundament bars are available in 2 versions, there are:
- Pressure impregnated foundation beams of firewood
- Wood foundation bars



Use foundation blocks for non-impregnated log cabins and gazebos
Wood foundation bars are a bit more expensive than pressure impregnated foundation bars, but life is longer. Fundament bars are usually delivered in 300 cm lengths, 90 mm wide. The total height is about 40-45 mm high.
“Note: If you use foundation bars, the foundation itself should be somewhat larger than without the use of foundation bars”
Use foundation bars at a pressure-impregnated log cabin, garden house or storage?
With a pressure-impregnated log cabin, gazebo or storage, it does not make sense to use pressure-impregnated foundation bars. Both have the same long life. The only advantage is that the whole garden house is getting a little higher and therefore the top of the door as well (garden homes do not have such great entries). A disadvantage of the use of foundation bars is again that the threshold is also getting higher, it is more difficult to e.g. A bicycle, lawn mower, etc. in the garden house or log cabin.
Application of a hardwood foundation bar increases the overall life of the garden house or log cabin.
5. Firmly wooden anchor gazebo, log cabin or storage
Depending on the circumstances, it may be necessary to securely anchor a wooden gazebo, log cabin or storage room.

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