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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

and
4.88421
4.9/5
Average Rating

Totally thrilled with our garage.  Worked closely with Vladimir and Kyle to design our dream garage.  The team did the foundation design in addition to garage design.  Had several design issues which they quickly resolved.  The time frame from start to installation exceeded expectations. The really impressive part was installation.  Three installers showed up at 6:30 am and completed the job around 10:00 pm.  This included garage door, window, and metal roof installation.  Would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited.  

Sherry Heacox from Palmyra, VA

We love our new shed! The company was very easy to work with. Good value for the money. The delivery at night in the rain though our tight side yard to the shed pad in the back  and perfectly aligned was amazing. 

Mike from East Berlin, PA - Lake Meade

Great workmanship and quality material, delivered on time and process was professional and simple. Colors of shed matched my house perfectly. Very happy and hope to refer you to others. Thanks again.

Paul from Vineland N.J.

Absolutely Beautiful !!! Perfect and Best Prices !!

Maryellen from New Winsor NY

My contractor told me to order my shed from Sheds Unlimited. He was 100% right. The quality and pricing was excellent. The whole process from ordering to delivery was a good experience--which is hard to come by these days! I would definitely recommend Sheds Unlimited.

Joanna from Glen Cove, NY

We were very pleased with the people and experience at Sheds Unlimited. They were very easy to get along with and delivered us a beautiful shed with low impact on our property. Highly recommended.

Michelle Kelley from Doylestown, PA

We researched many places and options before my husband and I took a ride out to Lancaster. We went to many places including Sheds Unlimited. Their product and choices are fantastic and very reasonable including the delivery fee. But, most important to me is Customer Service. I was very impressed with Mark, he made the process so easy and comfortable. That is why we went with Sheds Unlimited. Our shed came just when Nelson promised and the delivery and placement was perfect. Even in the rain, very professional. We love our shed. Thank you to all at Sheds Unlimited.

Elaine Campbell from Woodlyn, PA

We have just received our Classic Woodshop Shed and it is Beautiful!

We started our journey with Sheds Unlimited with Mark Beachey; he walked us through all the different features and price points and was extremely patient with us in our decision process. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. We finally selected the Classic Woodshop Shed and started planning for its arrival. We explained to Mark that we would be traveling and that mid September would be the best time for the Shed to be delivered. Mark stated that that would coincide with their building schedule and we should have no problems getting it delivered in that time frame. Mark was a delight to work with.

We were told in an email that Austin Beachey would be handling the coordination of the delivery and to contact him via email. This is where communication seemed to break down. We sent our email, with a picture of our completed pad, and received no response. We called, to speak to Austin, and the receptionist stated that she could not locate him. We provided our phone number and email address, and were assured that Austin would reply to our phone call. After waiting a week with no response, we called a second time and attempted to speak to Austin, but we were in the mountains and the phone signal was very weak on our end. We were able to let him know that we would send a second email with pad picture to start the delivery planning. The second email was sent, with pad picture, and we received no response. After the third email, we finally heard from Austin and received a tentative delivery date of sometime the following week or the beginning of the week after. No real date was provided. Then we waited and waited and waited. At the end of the first week we sent another email query, and this time Austin responded. He said that he had responded to our most recent communications, but the email that he sent to us with the “delivery date” had gotten stuck in his draft folder. It happens. Chalk it up to electronics. We accepted that and moved on. We were given a delivery date of Monday September 25 at 2:30. GREAT! Finally the shed would be here. Got a call Monday morning on the 25th from Austin stating that the driver was going to be delayed and it was going to be closer to 4:30 pm. No problem. Shed was going to be here at 4:30 … still no problem.

Delivery of the shed: 4:30 p.m. - no shed … 5:30 – no shed. The delivery truck finally showed up around 6:30 p.m.; two hours late. That I dealt with, BUT at 6:30 at night it was starting to get dark. By the time the one and only person that delivered the shed was able to get it off the truck and onto the Mule, it was very dark. We helped guide the driver in getting the shed from the truck to and positioned on the pad. Our lot is 300 feet deep and very dark where he had to place the shed. We had to provide lights for the driver to be able to see to put the shed on the pad. Finally got the shed on the pad and situated around 8:45 pm. Our delivery driver was great and worked very hard to get the job done. We give him 5 stars.

Keys to the shed: We do not have a key to get into the shed. The driver explained that he normally has a Master Key that will open the door and allow us access to the shed's interior to get our set of keys for the shed locks and to inspect the shed. The driver did not have a Master Key to enter the shed. He stated that he had explained this fact to Austin, but that piece of information was not provided when Austin notified us of the later than expected delivery of our shed. The driver explained that, when we called to pay for the shed, we should ask to have a key delivered to us. We’ve had the shed two days, and we have yet to enter our shed to inspect it. When I spoke to the receptionist the next morning, she stated that the company is mailing us a key and it will take about 3 days; we believe the key should have been FedEx’ed overnight.

Recommendations: Have someone personally contact (not via email) the customer regarding the pre delivery and post delivery to ensure everything is on track and all parties are kept informed. This allows all parties involved to communicate any unexpected circumstances and to solve issues before they become problems. Always have two delivery drivers. Getting the shed off of the flat bed, on to the Mule, and moved to the pad is a very impressive operation, but the process is filled with moments of danger. If the delivery driver had gotten hurt, the customer would have had no idea how to give aide … Safety above all else!

The bottom line is that we will highly recommend Shed's Unlimited to friends and family; we would go back to Shed's Unlimited to purchase another shed should we need one; and we were happy with most of the process. We acknowledge that the communication challenges could have been handled better on our end. Thank you ALL for your work in planning, building, scheduling and the delivery of our beautiful new shed.

Bob and Karen Moen from Portsmouth, VA

There was not a single interaction that wasn't outstanding with Sheds Unlimited. I was forced to delay delivery TWICE. That's an issue for a business wanting to clear space of the shed built for me, but they were VERY understanding. When they delivered, it was the exact time frame stated. The delivery guy was OUTSTANDING...like a family member the way he was concerned with proper placement. It was VERY difficult spot to manuever and he took his time, was very patient and fantastic attitude, in spite of the challenges. He wanted it to be placed correctly almost if not more than me!! He took time to talk about the shed, gave me the keys to my new structure and even allowed me to pay by credit card. Such a great person to work with and outstanding representative of this outstanding company. The shed itself is OUTSTANDING. Such fantastic quality built (12x8 Workshop). Paint is perfect, everything is perfect!! I could NOT be the price anywhere locally, even INCLUDING the additional cost for delivery, the price was still FAR lower than quotes near me. The is NOTHING you should be concerned about buying from Sheds Unlimited. I've already recommended them to a friend, who is about to order having seen the quality build. I would recommend them to ANYONE (who I liked!!). No worrys. Buy with confidence. Thank you so much Sheds Unlimited, for your quality build, your outstanding people and the pricing that you offer in these tough economic times!! All the best to you!

Where do i start? I was looking for a shed in MD for more than 4 months before i happened to find these guys on an internet search while looking for shed pad instructions.

Service:
I eventually ordered a custom sized A-shed, 7' x 12', from them and was given a 3-5 week time frame for delivery. The shed was dropped off at my house 3 weeks from the order. Perfect placement, very minor skid mark on my lawn (nothing seed and water couldn't fix), polite delivery service, VERY easy ordering process and the colors are amazing! (light grey body with red shutters and beige trim).

Construction:
As I stated earlier, I found these guys online and I never visited their location to see build quality. During ordering i asked the rep to send me pictures of the interior to see what their frame work, etc. looked like and I was convinced enough to take the jump. Let me say this, those pictures paled in comparison to the real thing. The studs were perfectly straight, no random nails or screws anywhere, i got the standard flooring which i was able to paint with some textured patio paint.

Price:
I was looking for months and these prices cannot be beat. What I liked about Sheds Unlimited was the fact that their prices are on the site, no tricks and frills. You want something added, you know what it's going to cost before you call. LOVE THAT!

Community Impact:
Upon delivery I was first concerned that some neighbors would complain about the size of the shed, however it was quite the opposite. I met people who i've never spoken to before, that just came out to compliment how it looked and the build quality. Usually I would pull builder advertising off my property, but I left the "Sheds Unlimted" logo with the phone number on my shed. I even put a light near to it so it's easily seen. The value that I've gotten from this "simple task" of buying a shed is incredible.

I would highly recommend them to anyone and I have even seen people taking note of their number from my shed!

Thank you!!

Eversley from Towson