|Forum topic by JoeinGa||posted 07-19-2014 05:05 PM||1355 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
07-19-2014 05:05 PM
My new shop building is a “double-wide”. It used to be a portable school classroom. I actually WANTED them to drop it straight on the ground, with NO concrete blocks under it so it would sit pretty much flat on the ground. Unfortunately, the guys who delivered it had no way to be able to do that. They had to have SOME clearance in order to be able to use the hydraulic jacks when lowering it, and still be able to get their jacks out. So we took the tongues and axles off, and they got it as low as possible but it still sits approximately 20” off the ground on concrete blocks.
Prior to delivery I sprayed the site with 2 heavy doses of RoundUp so there’s not even a glimmer of anything green under there. I am also sealing up the bottom all the way to the ground by using roofing tin as a “skirt”.
My question is this …. Will it be beneficial if I crawl under there and put vapor barrier (plastic sheeting) underneath? If I dont, will grass and weeds eventually grow back in, even there will be NO sunlight to ever get under there?
And even though I will skirt it all the way around and all the way to the ground, I do understand that it will NOT be “waterproof” from rain runoff going under there. Do you think I’ll get dampness/moisture in the shop if I DONT put the vapor barrier down? Or will I be ok without it?
These pics will give an idea of how it sits on the ground.
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