Ventilate beneath storage?


I have moved bin storage building on skids and off ground by 4” blocks beneath skids. On sides have stacked bricks to keep critters out. On front and back will do same but need to ventilate. Any ideas how to ventilate? Be nice if could find cavity block with screen mesh? Thanks LarryCrooks

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  • I've seen people use chicken wire, hardware cloth, and lattice.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jun 25, 2020

    Buy your home new return air grilled & take the old ones outside and spray paint them on both sides.

    Small Masonry nails to tack it to the blocks.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jun 25, 2020

    If you can block the cavity with screen mesh, keep in mind you will need to secure the mesh down into the ground to keep anything from digging below. That would just make it a more secure area for the critters to nest.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 25, 2020

    Screen was my thought as well. You can purchase a big roll for not very much and they make specific "non chewable" screen too that is reinforced against critters.

  • Em Em on Jun 25, 2020

    Dig a few inches of dirt around and below where you want to install chicken run wire. The 1/2 " square rolls. Measure length, bend 1 " over like a seam on a garment and put that section into the ground. staple top to the bottom of the structure. There is no reason for anything to want to dig under the wire unless you are storing food source for them.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 25, 2020

    We put metal mesh under our shed, and stapled screen to the back of lattice panels surrounding the base. No critters, no problems. You could do something similar on the front and back to help ventilation underneath. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 25, 2020

    Hi Larry. We have lattice nailed in place and behind that is chicken wire nailed in place. It has worked well for us except one year we had bunnies that got in. We store tools, lawn mower, etc., in the shed, no food. Good luck Larry. Hope all is well with you.

  • William William on Jun 25, 2020

    I agree with the wire mesh. I did that around my workshop extension. I dug a trench about six inches deep around the perimeter. Laid the mesh in the trench and screwed it to the shed sides. Nothing can get thru or dig underneath

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jun 30, 2020

    I agree too .. wire mesh will help