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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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I visited Sheds Unlimited when taking my family to Hershey Park to see the type of garage I wanted in person. I was very satisfied with how it was constructed. All my friends didn't think a 12 X 20 garage was going to be able to be delivered to Staten Island in one piece. After the truck arrived at the corner they had the garage at the end of my driveway very quick and did an excellent job doing it. I highly recommend them for your structure.

Roger Sander from Staten Island, NY

Extremely pleased with our 10x16 shed. Quality excellent. Everyone was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Very helpful and very accommodating.. have recommended sheds unlimited to several friends. Thank You

Diane and Henry Brandt from Centreville, Md

I ordered a 28X50 garage with 12' walls and a full attic with vinyl siding to match my house. Six weeks after ordering, right on schedule, three guys showed up with a single truck and trailer that had all the materials on it. They built the entire building in TWO days start to finish, and after they left I barely found a dustpan of debris. They were extremely fast, professional, very friendly and the building is the same quality as any stick-built, if not better. Shingles and siding are all straight as an arrow, I can't find a single error anywhere. It's pointless to hassle with local contractors, just call these folks and have a nice day.

Bill R. from White Haven

I had an excellent experience all around from using the web site to ordering to delivery. From dealing with customer service (and all the questions I had) to the dispatcher and the final delivery guy, all of them were polite and professional. My delivery was challenging but the experience of the driver was impressive. Too bad I don't need more sheds!

Mark Fiebiger from Cranford, NJ

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

This was a great experience from the purchase to the delivery.  Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and professional.  And....they delivered exactly when they promised!!!  I highly recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone in the market for a shed.

APRIL from Downingtown, pa

We looked a t a few websites but found ShedsUnlimited to fit our needs perfectly. We used e-mail and phone calls to get everything clarified. Our shed was delivered and set up on our foundation in 20 minutes!

Mary from Fulton, MD

Delivery was on time , price of shed was well below competitors prices, delivery men were able to place our shed where other companies would not even try, I would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited!!

Tom Harwood from Frederick

We just got our new 12' X 24' shed and we love it! Well constructed - great craftsmanship - and very, very attractive. Style and colors complement our home perfectly. Will be a much needed place to store items and to woodwork. Company very pleasant and professional.
And the Mule is an amazing invention!!

Steven D from Old Lyme CT

Great customer service! It was a great pleasure working with Sheds Unlimited, Mark & Austin were the best in answering all my question and concerns. The shipping was a success and I'm a happy customer. Thank you

luze from Chicopee, MA