References on shed construction (many specific to Harris County, Houston, Texas):
- “Suncast University” (Suncast).
- “How to get a building permit for a shed“, by bdeitsch (Backyard Buildings).
- “Harris County Permits Division : Frequently asked questions” (Harris County Engineering Department).
- “Residential development permits” (Harris County Engineering Department).
- “Residential development guide: garage, carport, or other accessory structures” (Houston Permitting Center).
- “Houston flood zones” (ArcGIS).
- “Storage sheds“, by Tim Carter (Ask the Builder). “It is a good idea to use Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ) treated lumber. This lumber is rot resistant, and wood-destroying insects avoid it like the plague.”
- “Do I need a vapor barrier for my tool shed?” (Do It Yourself). Forum discussion.
- “Ground moisture barrier underlayment for shed” (Garage Journal). Forum discussion. Especially to the point is the post by jklingel on 2010-08-30: “Wood right against plastic is a rot waiting to happen. You are going to get water between the two no matter what. I would never put wood directly on plastic. Gravel is the way to go, IMO, about 4 to 6″ deep. Either that or bricks, etc, but use something that will drain and breathe.”