The mix of the concrete cement, which the blocks are embedded into, should be about 4 to 1 to gain the desired hardiness. Once the mix has been made fill one trench at a time ready for to receive the blocks. Set the block in the cement and use a spirit level to ensure a flat surface..
A flat sturdy base is essential as this ensures that no unnecessary problems may arise in future such as the jamming of windows and doors, also ensuring the log cabins long term durability and its general appeal. The cement should only take a day or two to fully harden.
The end result will be a flat and stable base to install your cabin
onto. We find that a solid concrete base is the best option for
installing a cabin rather than a block base but both have their own
merits. Most of our customers opt to have their bases built for them by
an independent contractor or we pass on the details of someone in their
area who could do the base. If you choose to build the base yourself we
hope that this guide will be of some use to you.
Please see our other blog for the alternate style base, the full concrete base