OK, I need some ideas. I will be building a shed type roof off the back of my garage for firewood in the very near future. Here's a pic of said garage. The support for the roof on the back yard side will be 4 posts. I have a lot of water problems in my yard so I need some sort of platform for the floor. Std issue pallets the on the ground would cause the bottom rows of the wood to be soaked. I've had puddles in the back yard after lots of rain. So far I've considered 3 options. The area I'm talking about will be 24' wide, 8' long. The actual wood stacks could be a touch shorter (20-22') to gain height in the roof. I want to be able to stack at least 12 rows 8' long X 6' high There will be no walls on the sides. Maybe a filler in the corner where the roof meets the back of the garage. The back of the garage I'll put up T-111 where the wood will be. I will plan vertical 2x4's to end the stacks against the garage and on the 4 post side. Option 1, build a super strong deck. elevated enough to let water run under. Found out that was too expensive. Another drawback is I could have critters living under it. Option 2, pour a slab of concrete. On top of the concrete build a super size pallet, like 2x6" on their side. Probably too expensive and I'll have to let the concrete set before I can do anything with it. Option 3 Dig area out about 6" Use landscaping blocks around the perimeter 2 blocks high and fill the area with gravel. Then build a super size pallet like above. My ground is very soft. How much will it settle? Option 4, same as above but I save a bunch of doe and just put pallets down on the gravel bed as long as it's elevated at least 1 block up. Any other ideas out there? Comments?