Metal Shed base

22 Aug 2011
Reaction score
United Kingdom

I recently put up a 6x4 pent metal shed and of course its leaking :evil: I've sealed everything insight with silicon so i'll see if that does the trick! However the shed itself doesnt have a floor and it is sat directly onto slabs and the problem being that the water is being drawn in under the shed resulting in the floor being wet. Any ideas for a resolution appreciated.... thanks
Sponsored Links
What's leaking? The roof? Walls? Door? Or is the only problem from water coming in at the bottom?
welcome to the curse off metal and plastic roofs
what you are getting is condensation
you need ventilation to remove the moisture
but you will probably be stuck with condensation most days
Yeah the roof is leaking in a couple of places so i'll tackle that with sealant. I expect there's nothing can be done abt the condensation but I'm sure I can stop the water coming underneath....
Sponsored Links
If once you have completely sealed the roof there is still moisture, I would add some ventilation to the shed. Probably the best way of doing this would be to drill some fairly large holes on at least two opposite walls near the top of the shed and fix a cover over them to stop the rain from entering, or by fitting a cover such as this:
or this:

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.

Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local