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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 450 Reviews

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what awesome people to work with. it is very rare in todays world to deal with such honest people.
its worth getting a shed to just watch the delivery. its really cool to watch.
i found out about the company from a very close friend from the ben/salem police dept.

dave del from nj

Hello Delmar;

Several reasons for this message.
First of all I must say that the entire process of doing business with you and everyone in your company that I have dealt with has surpassed my satisfaction and expectations.
From our first meeting at your office to the many many many phone calls i made to you with questions and/or changes you were always willing to take the time to answer my questions and provide the information that i needed and explained why i could or could not or should or should not do certain things. You always took the time to make sure I understood why or why not.
My site prep and your busy schedule took us to a later date than anticipated but James King along with good weather made it all happen on December 18th.
I told James several times there was no way they could get the truck/trailer to the job site ---but--- 7 a.m. the truck and trailer and three man crew are all on the site which I still don't know how they accomplished.
Speaking of the crew and the construction, myself and the entire neighborhood were beyond impressed. Three young men that are obviously very well beyond their years in knowledge and professionalism. I can't say enough good things about them. To watch them work is a treat. It's like they can read each others minds. They each know what to do, when to do it, and rarely even need to speak to each other. They just work and work and waste no time. They were kind and courteous as well. I was impressed as you can tell, and many neighbors were as well. Please pass on my best wishes to Chris who suffered the fall. Here is an example of what kind of employee he is------as I am driving him to the hospital after his fall we are having a conversation about work and he says "I love my job and this kind of work".
As you can tell I am beyond satisfied but I do have one issue with the building. There is one substantial leak in the roof. It is in the area of the dormer and enters the building in a joint between two sheets of osb very near the dormer. It drips from the roof down to the concrete floor as it is above the open area of the attic floor. I will be doing finish work to the attic area soon and obviously the leak must be repaired prior to that however I do not expect anyone to repair a roof in bad weather but please keep this in mind and handle as soon as safely possible. I was aware of the leak prior to your cashing my final check but felt no need to stop pay and hold back any portion until leak is repaired as I certainly trust you will handle it as soon as safely possible.
Thanks again for everything !

Bill Zaremba from Sugar Notch, PA

Excellent experience working with Sheds Unlimited. Very refreshing to see young men with an excellent work ethic, and manners. Thank you for a wonderful job.

Gary from Colonia, NJ

Our local zoning board had a ton of requirements that resulted in us changing our shed order 3 times. Sheds Unlimited was very flexible and helpful. In the end we love our shed and are happy that we went to Shed's Unlimited to get it. We highly recommend.

Diane from Prospect Park, PA

The crew did an excellent job. For three days from 7 am t0 6 pm they worked quickly and efficiently. Since I'm retired I was able to watch most of their activity. Roofers usually use 5 nails per shingle – your crew used 8 and 9. Thanks Gid and guys – great job, great garage.

The quality & craftsmanship of their product can't be beat. Everyone there from the time of purchase to the install was great to work with. The price can't be beat either once you compare the service and the quality of the product. You'll be more than happy with their product! Thanks for a great product guys!

Tim Miller from College Park MD

Sheds Unlimited rocks! My 12 x 22 garage was delivered within one month of my initial call to the company. The entire experience was hassle-free and the company reps were courteous, honest and very customer oriented. No hidden fees and the quality of the structure is excellent. I have recommended Sheds Unlimited to several of my friends.

Ren from Great Falls, VA

I am an artist that needed a studio/shed. After searching the web I found a local artist who had also purchased a studio through sheds unlimited. She had great things to say about her experience. I was happy with the level of service and professionalism these guys showed me. Everything from the sales end to the final delivery. It was quite a process. There were some mistakes made but the team was amazing about remedying them and delivering a shed I am thrilled with. The workmanship is beautiful and I couldn't be happier with the end result. The only drawback was I had to wait awhile but it was worth it. I would definitely use sheds unlimited again if I have the need.

Kelly M. from Carversville, PA

I work with a lot of contractors and companies in both my day job and side job and there is nothing worse than the ones that need to have their hands held through the process. Sheds Unlimited was definitely not one of those kinds of companies. I told them what i wanted once and that is exactly what showed up at my house. When i did have to speak to the reps (Mark L. and Austin) it was very easy as they knew exactly what they were doing. The greatest part of my experience is when i placed my order I asked Mark if there was any way this could be a priority order, and he told me he would make a note for manufacturing that i needed this ASAP, and when Austin the man in charge of shipping called he referred to this note, and my shed was delivered weeks early. The prices were also great for the amount that came with the shed. I found my shed was about 100-200 more then competitors basic models, but the competitors were just basic and primed. My shed came with 2 windows, 2 sets of doors, paint and shutters, so i was very happy to pay this amount.

Thanks Sheds Unlimited!

Justin Johnson from Mantua 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