Site Preparation for Structures
Required for onsite builds
- A minimum of 2′ width of space around perimeter of site for installers, and a cleared pathway of 3′ width to shed site for builders to carry material, tools, etc. to structure site.
- Onsite builds available within a certain area and radius. Check with sales representative for information.
- A level pad of road base, 2″-4″ deep. This will allow for better drainage around the perimeter of the structure for rain/snow melt dripping off the eaves.
- Keep in mind that your site needs to be flat and level, so the doors work properly.
- Building a “Frame” of pressure treated 4×4 skids or cement blocks will help keep the road base in place and create a nice appearance; however, it is not required.
- To prepare a gravel base, remove the sod from an area slightly larger than the pad, level the site by removing dirt where necessary, and spread the gravel to a depth of about 2″ – 4″. Make sure site is level and flat.
- A level concrete pad also makes a great base.
- Auger anchors may be required by county/city codes. Check with your local county/city building codes.
- Cinder blocks, inevitably, there will be some “settling” after your shed is delivered or built on site. Placing a structure up on cinder blocks greatly increases the risk that your structure will settle unevenly. This can create twisting and off set doors and window frames. Additionally, delivery and placement of structure can be more difficult with cinder blocks as a base.
The driver requires 1′ of clearance on either side of structure to position into place. Customer is responsible to provide a level site for structure to set on.
Build On Site
A 2′ clearance around the construction site is required to safely and properly install your structure. Additional costs will be accrued if customer does not provide the necessary access, and level site.
Our delivery driver is happy to coordinate delivery time with a crane service of your choice.