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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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Very happy with the construction of the shed. Far superior to others I looked at. They were a pleasure to work with.

David Robertson from Alexandria, VA

All i can say is wow !! the shed that they made for me is beautifull, the craftsmanship is out standing.From dealing with nelson on the phone all the way to delivery and placement on my hard to get to patio was perfect.i would recomend sheds unlimited to everyone.

William Parrish from Toms River NJ

I absolutely loved working with Sheds Unlimited. First off, there's no high pressure sales when shopping for buildings. It's easy to build a structure right on your computer and get a quote. With all the changes I kept making Kyle was quick to email back with the prices and specs. No hidden costs or fees, everyhing was prices to the ecact penny. The delivery was quick and flawless..I unfortunately do not know the drivers name (I was dealing with AJ in construction and delivery) but regardless he was incredible about getting the building into a tight spot. 

The building is wll constructed...I love it. Cannot wait to get this mancave finished. 

Dominick A from New Jersey

I am extremely pleased to see the pride that is taken in the worskmanship and detail in the build of the shed. I really love that there still are people who really put there all into their work and it definitely shows. Its so satisfying to see that I made the right decision with Sheds Unlimited!!! The entire process was flawless ,price was great and worth every penny. Delivery was unbelievable. I would definitely recommend this company and would buy from again with extreme confidence.

Marc from Somerset,NJ

Great dealing with Sheds Unlimited. Visited the new site and saw the quality of work which was the same in the shed that was delivered yesterday, great. The delivery person was wonderful. Very friendly and knew what he was doing and how to get the shed in place. Dealing with Mark and Austin was so easy. They knew all the answers to the questions I had. I will deal with them if I need another shed.

Kim from Worcester, PA

Hi Kyle,
I just want to let you know that you guys did a tremendous job on my shed my wife and I we love it.
Keep up the good work.
Lou

From the 3 trips we took to Sheds Unlimited to look thru their already built structures to the final 4 minutes it took to set our (14 x 26) shed on the foundation, it was nothing but a great experience! Kyle was so great with getting our design exactly how we wanted it. Nate was also great with setting our shed in place! The sheds here are really built with pride and craftsmanship and it show! If you haven't, go look thru some of the sheds on site....they are really amazing to see.

Neil & Heather from York, PA

I wanted to thank Sheds Unlimited for a job well done. Your build team is first class and Levi did a GREAT job placing the garage right where I wanted it. The garage was built to my specs and delivered on time. Thanks again for a first class job.

Herman Zimmerman from Wonderful

Our experience with Steve Jr., Chris and Nelson was excellent. During the process of deciding to purchase a storage shed, all questions were answered promptly and completely. Our visit to your office and plant was a very pleasant experience as well. Steve arranged for the requested modifications to the shed and the shed was delivered on time and as confirmed by Nelson. The installation of our shed went also on with a glitch. We will recommend Shedsunlimited to any of our friends who might be in need of a product you provide.
Thanks again and best regards,

I am an artist that needed a studio/shed. After searching the web I found a local artist who had also purchased a studio through sheds unlimited. She had great things to say about her experience. I was happy with the level of service and professionalism these guys showed me. Everything from the sales end to the final delivery. It was quite a process. There were some mistakes made but the team was amazing about remedying them and delivering a shed I am thrilled with. The workmanship is beautiful and I couldn't be happier with the end result. The only drawback was I had to wait awhile but it was worth it. I would definitely use sheds unlimited again if I have the need.

Kelly M. from Carversville, PA