Gazebo Site Preparation

Protect your assets – a good, level base is important for your gazebo!

YES – Level Stone Pad

gazebo site prep

Optimal Solution

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

gazebo 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

gazebo on too many blocks


Your gazebo will become unlevel, the floor will be stressed, and the warranty will be compromised.

shed site prep

We use a rubber-tracked mini-excavator

  1. 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.
  2. We fill the area with ¾” clean crushed stone.
  3. We laser-level the stone pad.
site prep diagram