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Shed - why does it do this?

(11 Posts)
butteriesplease Sat 04-Feb-17 09:29:30

See pic - when it rains the shed gets really wet at the bottom. Why, and how cam I prevent it?

butteriesplease Sat 04-Feb-17 09:29:49

*can

LIZS Sat 04-Feb-17 09:36:58

Is water splashing when it runs off the roof. Wooden base will leech damp upwards from the ground too.

Trethew Sat 04-Feb-17 11:47:54

You need a gutter

The other side of the shed will probably be getting similarly wet. Why don't you put gutters along both roof edges and combine them into a water butt at the front?

Gatekeeper Sat 04-Feb-17 11:49:28

needs a gutter- ours was exactly the same and stopped immediately when dh fitted one

butteriesplease Sat 04-Feb-17 12:12:03

Great - thanks. Hadn't thought of that at all. Is guttering easy to do?

butteriesplease Sat 04-Feb-17 12:12:13

Great - thanks. Hadn't thought of that at all. Is guttering easy to do?

HaveYouSeenHerLately Sat 04-Feb-17 14:45:24

I did ours. I had to mount it on blocks of wood as the roof sticks out too much for standard guttering.
It's connected up to a slimline water butt smile

There are probably tutorials on eBay but this blog is pretty helpful:
www.twothirstygardeners.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-put-up-shed-guttering

HaveYouSeenHerLately Sat 04-Feb-17 14:46:03

eBay? YouTube!!

OrangeFluff Sat 04-Feb-17 16:07:31

Thank you to the posters on this thread! I have a new shed and it does exactly the same thing. I'm going to get myself some gutters and a water butt!

butteriesplease Sat 04-Feb-17 17:15:46

Thanks for the blog link!

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