Everything you need to know to lay a block base
To build a block base for your cabin is cheaper, quicker and a simpler process. Everyone heard about the man that build his cabin on sand! Well in this tutorial we will give you a quicker a simpler solution to build a block base for your cabin to sit on - allowing under-air flow, less dirt to dispose of and a cheaper solution to building a full concrete base.
The first step is to acquire the information on the size of the base required and mark out the area on the land that you would like your log cabin to sit. This can be found on our website for each product just simply find the product you wish to build then under the tabs at the bottom click on the base tab, this will give you the dimensions required for that particular cabin.
Dig out the area to a depth of about 6 to 8 inches (approx 25 cm) down so that the blocks, when embedded into the concrete, will sit flush with your existing ground. Continue the trench for the whole perimeter and the blocks that cross the middle of the base to support the floor support beams should be set according to the build guide provided after the order is placed or on request.
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.
Alternatively, you could build a solid concrete base for your new log cabin
Read our guide about building a solid concrete base for your brand new Log Cabin
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