Gazebo Site Preparation
Protect your assets – a good, level base is important for your gazebo!
YES – Level Stone Pad
This illustrates a well-prepared stone pad, which will provide great support and drainage, and minimize many potential problems down the road!
We offer this as a service – highly recommended!
OK – Set on Blocks
Ok For Smaller Units
If you have an unlevel area, we can use 8″ x 16″ x 2″ patio pavers to level it up. This is not an ideal solution, but for smaller units (under 100 square feet) it usually suffices.
This should not be done with more than 4″ out of level (two blocks high).
NO – Stacks of Blocks
DON’T DO IT
Your gazebo will become unlevel, the floor will be stressed, and the warranty will be compromised.
Site Preparation Services Are Offered In-House Through Our Own Professional Team
We use a rubber-tracked mini-excavator
- We remove 4” to 6” of topsoil where you want the gazebo.
The pad area will be prepared the size of the gazebo, plus a 12″ perimeter of stone around all four sides.
- We fill the area with ¾” clean crushed stone.
- We laser-level the stone pad.
Why Choose Stone Pads Over Blocks?
|Wood is separated from soil|
|Satisfies regulations in most areas|
|Provides excellent drainage|
|Eliminates roof run-off splash|
|Gazebo will not sag between supports|
|Gazebo will not settle over time|
|Minimize frost problems|