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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 –

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



Watch a Two Car Garage Assembly by Sheds Unlimited

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 420 Reviews

Average Rating

We had a great experience all around.
Excellent communication and customer
service. The men who came to our home
and built the shed, were friendly and
efficient. Just two of them had the shed
put together in one afternoon.
Thanks so much.

Brooke and Kate Barney

Brooke B. from Newark, Delaware

My shed build was a challenge as it was hard to pin down the City's zoning rules. Ben and his crew worked great with us to make sure we adhered to all zoning laws by making changes as we needed to. Ben was right on the money with the build out date and handed things over to Austin. Austin worked around my work schedule and the bad weather we were having in our area as well as theirs. Delivery was right on time and was proficient as could be. We have a thin but long backyard and the driver (I really wish I had his name so he could get the recognition he deserves) had no issue wedging our new shed in with ease. We did have a slight issue with the concrete anchors but the driver assured me it was not an issue and would be taken care of. Austin then had Sergey swing by the very next day on his way to another delivery and knocked them right out for us. I just can't say how pleased I was with the communication and build from the 1st. day of contact until today's finish. Thanks Sheds Unlimited Crew.


Terry Martin from Baltimore, MD

Stellar experience from beginning to end. Time line was better than what we expected. Communication by internet was informative and the pay off was the man that made the delivery. This fellow had the longest trailer I ever saw. He came into my town onto my small street, unloaded his mule, unloaded our shed and in less than 15 minutes set the shed on our slab. This man is a real pro and a good testimony for Sheds Unlimited.

ThomasGraham from Cape May Point, NJ

Had some anxiety when you can't see items in person. We heard very good things about Sheds Unlimited and decided to give them a try.
From the very first phone call we knew we were in good hands (Austin) and everyone there knew their job. They worked with us from picking all the extras and details to the delivery date. When the shed arrived our driver, Shane, was courteous and knew exactly what to do. They were even earlier than expected. We did shop around and found the price to be as good if not better than others. The shed is well built and beautiful. The only thing we have to do is fill it! Thanks

Marji & Bob from Iselin, NJ

Great price and great service! I would recommend them to all my friends. Watching the them take the shed off the truck and put it exactly in the right place to less than 20min. was impressive. Very easy to work the people at Sheds unlimited.

Ken W. from Yardley,PA/

My shed is everything I could of ask for. I could of built my own shed but comparing the.price and the craftsmanship they know what they are doing, and I made the right choice. . The wait was worth the time as did the kids faces seeing this 8 by 16 ft house roll off the truck into our yard. As for the people I spoke to they couldn't be nicer on the phone very helpful in a timely manner never had to wait more then a few minutes. This shed will last and be part of my family for a long time. It may seem funny I said that, but to me being in my yard with my wife n kids doing little things keep us close and a family. To look up n see how nice my yard is and havering a beautiful shed sitting there just make me feel good. Can't wait to order my pool cabanner!!!

Thomas Fasano from Deer Park New York

GREAT JOB! Was build well and perfect. MANY people asked us where we got it from and we proudly told them.

Michael from Warminster PA

When our church was presented with a storage need we started looking for a shed. Fortunately we were led to Sheds Unlimited. Austin, who walked us through the the options,was very patient and answered all our questions and never let on how little we knew about shed construction. He sent requested support diagrams and information for our congregational presentation and permit request. Everything went smoothly and we are very happy. Thank you Austin and the staff and owners of Sheds Unlimited Inc. it has been a pleasure doing business with you. Too bad you only let me give you 5 deserve MORE!

New Life Community Church from Huntingdon Valley, PA

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.