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How to Build a Concrete Pad for Your Garage

Build a Concrete Pad for your Garage
Building a Garage Pad for your Detached Garage

Learn How to Build a Concrete Pad for your Garage or Shed

After you place and order for a garage or shed from Sheds Unlimited, it is time to prepare either a gravel shed and garage pad or a concrete pad for your shed or garage. Here you will find instructions for building a concrete pad for a one car garage or a multiple car garage. At any time, if you have questions please feel free to contact Sheds Unlimited for assistance in preparing your concrete pad for a car garage.

Follow these steps VERY CLOSELY to ensure your Prefab Car Garage will have a long life!

1. Follow Local Codes for a Concrete Pad

Each customer is responsible to follow local codes regarding a concrete prefab car garage pad. Some towns require a Concrete Pad with a Foundation and others allow for a simple Monolithic Pad poured on top of the ground. Customers are responsible to check with local authorities to find out what is required.

2. Build the Garage Pad the EXACT size of your Garage

The Concrete Pad should be built the size of the garage which the customer has purchased or plans to purchase. Please do not go larger than the building or there could be problems with water flowing under the wall! If you fail to follow these directions, Sheds Unlimited is not responsible for leakage that might occur.

3. Driveway To the Garage Pad

If a customer desires to have a concrete drive going up to the building, be sure to drop the concrete one inch below the garage pad line to avoid water flowing under the walls. Again, this is very important for keeping your structure dry on the inside.

4. Anchoring Your Garage to the Pad

You do not need to install anchors into the garage pad unless your local town requires it. Sheds Unlimited will install a pressure treated sill plate with 1/2 inch Wedge Anchors every 4’ around the perimeter of the building, excluding the doors. If a local town requires that the bolts be concreted into the foundation, please contact Sheds Unlimited at 717-442-3281

5. Sheds Unlimited MUST BE Aware of any Variation in the Concrete Pad

As you see in the conctete pad photos, our Garage Builders can build on may types of concrete pads including those with knee walls, wall variations or a flat, monolithic pad. Before we begin building your garage in our manufacturing facility in Lancater PA, we must have detailed measurements of your pad including the drop from top of the wall to the concrete level. This is very important to ensure that all prefabricated parts of the Detached Prefab Garage fit in place as closely as possible!

Find a Concrete Pad Contractor

For Concrete Shed and Garage Pads Contact:
Firm Foundations and have your shed or garage pad custom built
Jake Lantz: Phone: 717-629-0689 – http://garagefoundations.com/

For Any Type of Shed or Garage Pads Contact:
Bedrock Foundations
COATESVILLE, PA – (484) 712-8828 or (717) 587-7062
461 Old Wilmington Road, Coatesville, PA 19320
Visit the Bedrock Foundations Website

 

 

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Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 500 Reviews

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Overall a wonderful experience. Best price, best service and even a great recommendation for someone to build the pad! We could not be happier! You will be my choice and recommendation to anyone for a shed in the future. It is hard to find a real family owned customer service business anymore like yours! Thank you so much!
Joseph Shenton
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Great shed. Delivery on sire was perfect.

RM from NJ

Two years ago, Sheds Unlimited built us a 14 x 20 cabin for our land in WV. We love it! When we needed a shed for our home in Delaware, we immediately contacted Ben Shue again and scheduled an appointment to meet with him. We explained what we wanted and again, he listened and made suggestions. As before, he understood what we were looking for and kept in our price range. The shed was ready when he said it would be. The delivery driver was awesome. He came when he said he would and he was very efficient. We have recommended Sheds Unlimited to our friends and will go back to them if we ever need another shed. Thanks to the whole team! You're awesome!

Alex and Theresa Garcia from Magnolia, DE

The entire process was handled with a professional attitude that is hard to find anymore. I highly recommend Shedsunlimited for those needing a good shed.

Al Amodeo from New York

Sheds Unlimited just finished constructing a 3 car garage on our foundation.  We had a great experience with SU, from our initial inquiries, to the planning process, to the final construction. Their crew completed the entire garage in less than two days (they worked hard and worked smart).  They did a great job working around our winter weather too.  We are very pleased with the quality of materials and craftsmanship.  Strongly recommend SU!

Morey from Bethlehem, PA

Awesome working with Sheds Unlimited over the past month. My garage was delivered today and it was exactly as envisioned. The driver Ryan was able to navigate a very tight space in town and through a back alley to perfectly place the garage. Best looking building on the block! Highly recommend these guys. Thanks! 

Collin from West Chester PA

It has been a pleasure working with Shed Unlimited. They installed a barn for me in less than 2 days. Mark and his two journeymen were amazing to watch. Wish I had a few employee's like them. The workmanship and quality was outstanding. Would recommend Sheds Unlimited to all. Thanks for your hard work.

Curt Dubac from Catlett, Virginia

The whole experience was a pleasure! I highly recommend to everyone. They were so accommodating and a pleasure to talk to over the phone. They followed up when they said they would. The website had lots of pictures, but they would go over and above to help over the phone to find exactly what you were looking for. Everything came as expected and the delivery with the mule was so fun to watch! It had rained the day before so I was worried the grass might get torn up, but it was not an issue at all! The mule is an awesome way to deliver the shed. They are true professionals that know what they're doing and value their customers.

Jackie from Rumson,NJ

When we decided we needed a new shed I started looking around our area but could not believe the prices! I then decided to check the internet. The prices were unbelievable at most of those places also, until I found Sheds Unlimited! The same quality as all the others at much lower prices. We now have a beautiful shed that we love. I wouldn't buy one anywhere else!

Diane from Mechanicsburg, Pa.

From the first call to inquire about our shed through the delivery process, I was more than satisfied. Customer service and quality were both outstanding, which is less and less common to come by. Delivery was terrific and quick and we love our new shed. A+++

Alyson from Middletown NJ