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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...

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I can honestly say my experience with Sheds Unlimited was a pleasant from our visit to the facility in Pa. to delivery.

Jim P from Whippany,NJ

Very pleased with the build and delivery. Thank you

Frank Barrella from Galloway, NJ

My shed was just recently delivered and I couldn't be happier. Easy order, delivery was quicker than estimated, and the quality seems outstanding. The entire process has met and exceeded my expectations. Will definitely extend the referral to friends.

I am very satisfied with the purchase of my shed. Superior quality workmanship at a great price. Friendly staff, great to work with. I was totally amazed at how one man was able to set the shed in such a tight location in my yard so easily. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a shed to buy from Sheds Unlimited!

Lorinda from Chincoteague Island, VA

Purchased custom 8 x 30 shed after seeing one my neighbor bought a few months ago. Had an extra door put in the end and shed came as advertised.
Great job by the delivery guy since it was not an easy placement. That little device they call a MULE is fantastic. As long as your not trying to get a 10 foot shed in a 9 foot space they will get it there. Only question is delivery charges and permit charges. If they are piggybacking my shed with other delivery in the area why am I charged full rate on the delivery and permit. Seems to me they could share the cost. Other than that fair prices and excellent quality on the shed.

Rick williams from Southern NJ

LOVE my shed, so easy to order my custom shed. Great people and thanks so much to the guy that delivered it thru the pouring rain. He did a wonderful job!

Sue from Hillsborough, NJ

I could not be happier with our shed and service we received. I originally ordered a shed from Home Depot but ran into one problem after another with the delivery. After cancelling that order I found Sheds Unlimited. The price was lower installed and delivered and the shed was far more superior than what I expected from Home Depot.

Grant Y. from Pottsville, PA

Extremely impressive looking product...excellent installation.....very honest people

Saturday shed hunting. Picked out an in stock shed.
Looked at all sheds on the property. Found one the size I wanted. Color and features were fine. Thanks to Steve for staying a little late on a Saturday afternoon to finalize my purchase. Saved 5% and got free delivery. Took me 2 weeks to prepare my site another 1 1/2 weeks for delivery, Everyone contacted by phone was very pleaseant. Delivery went real smooth and on time. Driver was very nice and did not hesitate to move my shed 1 inch in two different directions at my request. Quality shed. I am very happy with my purchase. Highly recommend.

Rob from Newark, De

Prior to receiving an email from Sheds Unlimited asking if I would like to submit a review, I had already sent them an email stating what a great experience we had in purchasing our shed. My mom moved in with us and I needed the shed ASAP, and Austin was able to fit us in quickly. I ordered the shed over the phone after I saw it online . I spoke to Mark and he was very helpful and got the ordered placed asap, and he followed up with some instructions and such. The shed was delivered by Nate - and this guy makes what is probably a hard job look easy. The unloading, moving , and placement of the shed by Nate was something to watch. This team, and I am sure there are others, are great to work with. And the shed looks beautiful and is well constructed.

Ed W from Wernersville PA