Protect your assets – a good, level base is important for your storage shed!
YES! Level stone pad
→ 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
→ OK FOR SMALLER SHEDS
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 sheds (under 100 square feet) it usually suffices.
This should not be done with more than 4″ out of level (two blocks high).
NO! Stack of blocks
→ DON’T DO IT
The shed 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 remove 4” to 6” of topsoil where you want the shed.
The pad area will be prepared the size of the shed, plus a perimeter area.*
- We fill the area with ¾” clean crushed stone.
- We laser-level the stone pad.
* The stone pad for the Econoline Series and Keystone Series have a 12″ perimeter of stone around on all four sides. The stone pad for the New England Series has a 18″ perimeter of stone around all four sides.
|Wood is separated from soil||✔||✔|
|Satisfies regulations in most areas||✔||✔|
|Provides excellent drainage||✔|
|Eliminates roof run-off splash||✔|
|Shed will not sag between supports||✔|
|Shed will not settle over time||✔|
|Minimize frost problems||✔|
|Better warranty – ask for details!||✔|