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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.

You can also ready Tom's story on his 2 car garage with loft and see how he prepared his garage pad.

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

 

 

A Three Car Garage Assembly

Watch a Two Car Garage Assembly by Sheds Unlimited

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 500 Reviews

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4.9/5
Average Rating

Just got my shed delivered. Came out great. It is like a small house. The whole team from the business side to the delivery team was great to work with. Even though I didn't talk with any of the contruction team but they built a great qualtiy shed. They all take pride in what they do.  I was amazed that all it took was about 30minutes to set the shed. 

Shaun Giammichele from Hopewell Junction NY

From the moment I clicked on the website to the moment I was handed the keys, it was an an enjoyable experience. Kyle answered every one of my questions with professionalism. The delivery truck was on time and setting the shed went as planned. I will definitely recommend Sheds Unlimited to family and friends.

Andy H. from East Greenville, PA

Everything about this shed is amazing! SU was a true pleasure to work with in every regard. 

Mike P from Bergen County, NJ

Love the shed! I recommend to everyone I know who needs a shed

STEVEN from Northern New Jersey

From the initial phone call to the final nail, I am completely impressed with this company. I had a challenging backyard with steel slopes so they had to install it on site. Every staff was patient, prompt and courteous working with all my changes and edits in the planning. The crew who installed by building worked very hard all day, even through rain to get it up and looking wonderful. There are similar buildings I could have ordered close in CT, but even with the delivery from PA, Sheds Unlimited was a better package overall. My building is a beauty! I highly recommend this company without any reservations!

Leeah Joo from Middlebury, CT

We purchased a 24 x 34 legacy 3 car garage.  To say anything other than the experience being spectacular would be a lie.  From our first meeting with Mark through the final design meeting with Kyle the professionalism of the staff at Sheds Unlimited is unapparelled. Just when I didn’t think the experience could get any better, installation day started at 6:30 am on a cold rainy Thursday in October. The 3-man crew from Sheds Unlimited worked tirelessly throughout the day overcoming several small challenges including having a new set of steps made and delivered the same day.  By the end of day one the garage was under roof including the tar paper.  Day two started again at 6:30 am and by 2:00 pm the garage was completed, yard cleaned up.  I have recommended Sheds to several of my buddies to have their garages built as well.  In this day of no customer service I say hats off to the entire team at Sheds Unlimited. I have included the URL to an 11-minute time-lapse video of the garage being built. https://youtu.be/tyfLowJvU3M

Wes P from Sykesville MD

I ordered a 28X50 garage with 12' walls and a full attic with vinyl siding to match my house. Six weeks after ordering, right on schedule, three guys showed up with a single truck and trailer that had all the materials on it. They built the entire building in TWO days start to finish, and after they left I barely found a dustpan of debris. They were extremely fast, professional, very friendly and the building is the same quality as any stick-built, if not better. Shingles and siding are all straight as an arrow, I can't find a single error anywhere. It's pointless to hassle with local contractors, just call these folks and have a nice day.

Bill R. from White Haven

Shopped around and this was the best deal out there. Shed was built to last. Had to wait for delivery but it was worth it!! Very pleased with customer service.

Joe S. from Bel Air Md.

Shed arrived yesterday. 

Fantastic end to end process by the SU team. Removal of old shed, new pad prep, and delivery were top notch. Sales associate Mark was patient and helpful as we vascillated on the colors and myriad options to glam it up. Highly reccomend opting for the 6" extra height. Shed is the best built one in my neighborhood.  Quality never goes out of style!  Keep up the great work.  

S Tierney from Chester Heights, PA

My shed is wonderful just as I ordered it! The whole experience was a delight. Sheds unlimited staff is organized friendly and helpful. Every inquiry was answered quickly and completely by a friendly voice. My shed was delivered even though we were in the middle of a very heavy rain storm. From the time of truck pulling up to truck leaving was only 45 minutes. Driver was excellent just like the rest of my experience. I looked other places and did not have near as pleasant experience or feel I was getting as good of a product as I did at sheds unlimited. Price was better with better look and quality.

Michael from Red Lion, PA