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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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Average Rating

Best price I could find by far. The shed dealer 10 minutes from my house was 1500 more for the same size. Shed was delivered on time and looks amazing.

Phil loch from Danbury Connecticut

We could not be happier with our new Legacy garage. Let me start by saying that this building was a challenge due to size and custom design. It is 28x44, and was designed with 30 feet of 2nd floor and the remaining 14 feet as a high bay for a lift. Plus a full 2nd floor dormer in the back. And living on Cape Cod, the project had to be engineered to 110MPH Exposure B code regulations. The design staff at Sheds Unlimited went beyond expectations and even provided stamped engineered prints for my permit process. The setup crew showed up on a Monday morning and promptly got to work. I have to say, this crew (3 guys), was impressive from start to finish. Every aspect of the build seemed to be pre-designed for speed and efficiency. They were done and on the road Wednesday afternoon, leaving me with a complete perfect garage. My town inspector was blown away, and just kept shaking his head as he marveled over the quality and craftsmanship. I have since referred and have had friends build a garage too. If you need a garage, this is the place to buy.

Mark Evans from Forestdale, Ma.

Ordered classic workshop shed with several custom features and it's perfect.
Well built and nicely painted. My storage problems solved.
Great shed at a great price. Thanks again.

Glenn from Manasquan New Jersey

Good Price, Perfect delivery, exactly what I ordered and exceptional quality. What more can you ask for? Hurricane Sandy came and destroyed our area, but the shed is standing perfect. Thank you Sheds Unlimited!

My wife and I are thrilled with our new 24ft X 50ft workshop. From the time I picked up the phone to place the order to when the keys were handed over was an absolute pleasure. We were amazed at how fast the crew assembled the building and without sacrificing quality and attention to detail. There was not an ounce of trash left behind after the job was completed. We recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone that is looking for a quality building. The entire team at Sheds Unlimited is top notch!

Shawn G. from Woodbury, CT

Mark and Japheth at Sheds Unlimited delivered an incredibly well built 10x14 shed for our backyard today. The specifications, colors, options and delivery where all as promised. Use their online instructions for creating a pad. Make sure you have clearance to get the shed to the pad. Call them with questions - everyone at Sheds Unlimited was professional and focused on me the customer. What a change! 

Mark & Kathy Landy, Montvale, NJ

Mark from Montvale, NJ

Great company to work with. Design and planning was simple and straight-forward. Delivery was prompt and set up was easy. I couldn't be more pleased with my new shed.

Martha from MD

Hello,
1st, Sheds unlimited was very helpful meeting the various and extensive requirements of the township.
2nd, The garage was delivered on time exactly as ordered - there were no mistakes.
3rd, The final location of the garage wasn't the easiest to get to but they did a great job, including anchoring it to the pad.
Finally I am very happy with the quality and build.

Chuck from Havertown, Pa

Thank you to all the wonderful people at Sheds Unlimited they really are so organized to work with! They have the whole process stress free! I had one worker come with my adorable shed and use the mule I told him he was like a surgeon placing the shed in my yard! Cannot wait to buy more sheds from you !!!! Very very Happy! Have a great Christmas!!!

Deborah Mooney from Staten Island New york

Our 14 by 24 one car garage was delivered and set up early November. The truck pulled up shortly before 7 am and left by 5 pm after the garage was completed and cleaned inside and out. Two carpenters worked tiredlessly without even a lunchbreak to make sure that everything was complete by the evening. Despite the workpressure the always had a kind word and did not mind to answer our stupid questions. We haven't seen such a work ethics for quite some time. On top of it, the garage looks terrific and matches the style of the house. When asked I will recommend Sheds Unlimited without any reservation - a job very well done!

Rolf Eggert from East Hampton, NY