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How to Prepare Your Gravel Shed Pad

Gravel Pad for Portable Sheds

Storage Shed Pads and Garage Gravel Pad Preparation

Preparing for your storage shed from Sheds Unlimited is an important procedure. We recommend placing your shed on a gravel storage shed pad as outlined below. Please follow the storage shed pad or car garage pad instructions as outlined. On larger two, three of four car garages and two-story buildings we provide directions on preparing a concrete pad. As always, feel free to call us at 717-442-9055 or email us if you have any further questions.

SHEDS UNLIMITED is NOT responsible for structural problems if one fails to follow the instructions. Failure to follow instructions will VOID the Sheds Unlimited WARRANTY and may incur extra delivery charges!

Follow These Instructions For Storage Shed Pad Preparation with a Gravel Pad

1. Measure the Space for your Building

Please ensure that our “MULE” can bring the shed fully assembled into your backyard (if the area is tight, please request a “built on site” shed)

2. Build a Perimeter for Your Storage Shed

Build a 4″x4″, 4″x6″ or 6″x6″ pressure treated perimeter. The STONE AREA of your SHED PAD should be at least ONE FOOT WIDER and ONE FOOT LONGER than the actual size of the building. See Photos Below. 

3. Fill in With Stone

Fill the area inside the frame with 4-6 inches of 3/4 INCH CRUSHED STONE – DO NOT USE RIVER BEAD STONE or a SMOOTH ROUNDED STONE!!

4. Check for Level

Please MAKE SURE that the pad is PERFECTLY LEVEL and SQUARE

Find a 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

For Any Type of Shed or Garage Pads Contact:
Site Preparations
Gap, PA | Farmville, VA717-799-7311
Visit the Site Prep Website

See this detailed guide to building a shed pad

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Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 500 Reviews

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Choosing Sheds Unlimitedwas the best decision we made to finish our property. From the first phone call to finished product was a great smooth process. They worked with our town rules our contractor and many calls from us. So many options to choose from giving us exactly what we were looking for. We built a 24x32 two car garage with a room above. The guys arrived  Wednesday at 6 am got right to work until 8pm, returned same time next day were gone by mid day. The whole process is amazing to watch, so fast, so nice and professional. We couldn't be happier and have highly recommended them to everyone that sees our garage. Thank you!!

Courtney VanGelder from Mashpee,MA

Great company, price was great, designed to spec, delivered and installed within an our. Highly Recommended!

Chris Manning from Frederick MD

I work with a lot of contractors and companies in both my day job and side job and there is nothing worse than the ones that need to have their hands held through the process. Sheds Unlimited was definitely not one of those kinds of companies. I told them what i wanted once and that is exactly what showed up at my house. When i did have to speak to the reps (Mark L. and Austin) it was very easy as they knew exactly what they were doing. The greatest part of my experience is when i placed my order I asked Mark if there was any way this could be a priority order, and he told me he would make a note for manufacturing that i needed this ASAP, and when Austin the man in charge of shipping called he referred to this note, and my shed was delivered weeks early. The prices were also great for the amount that came with the shed. I found my shed was about 100-200 more then competitors basic models, but the competitors were just basic and primed. My shed came with 2 windows, 2 sets of doors, paint and shutters, so i was very happy to pay this amount.

Thanks Sheds Unlimited!

Justin Johnson from Mantua NJ

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

I have a hobby/business where I build R/C airplanes for folks (primarily turbine powered ones) all over the USA. Lately I have been very busy and the primary building space I have (2 car detached garage) became extremely cramped. I found this shed site through an internet search and went up there to see what they had. All of the samples at their showroom property were very well built and had features that I liked. I was able to get exactly what I wanted plus they were able to build it on site because of the limitations of my yard for access. The build team was very competent and they constructed my shed perfectly and installed all of the components that I ordered. In addition Sheds Unlimited was able to paint my shed to match structures on the rest of my property. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing these types of structures, they were a pleasure to work with.

george e haak from Wilmington

My husband and I shopped many places in our area for a shed-screenhouse combo, but no one built them. We were in Pa in November, and visited the shedsunlimited location in Gap. David was very helpful and gave us lots of information to look at. We got our combo last week and it was everything that we wanted. They have done an excellent job, it is great. Everyone that I spoke to during the process was very nice to deal with and the delivery person was great. We couldn't believe one person could move a 12x24 shed by himself. We would do business again with this company and would refer friends too.

Bruce & Kathryn Orlosky from Middleboro, Ma.

The quality of the shed is excellent! The price with all that it comes with is very good too. The sales process was easy and accurate. However, if you are not in the local area make sure they give you specifics on the delivery,
Being 600 miles away I paid extra for the delivery, I was told the delivery would be no problem as they go to my location frequently.I wasn't told that they have to try to deliver multiple sheds to area. The delivery scheduler didn't return multiple calls and then wrong information was given. It was a little stressful to get the delivery at a mutual date. However, the delivery was excellent. The process was very fast and handled perfectly. Most important the Shed is excellently built and I am very satisfied with its construction. I am very satisfied overall and I just wish I knew to get more specifics.

Paul Spina from Calverton, NY

Awesome experience from start to finish! Great customer service and delivery set up a breeze with Austin Beachy! He was able to accommodate me around my crazy schedule! Delivery was a breeze and they did a great job setting it up! Great job all around, pleasure to deal with! Will def recommend to my friends and family!

MaryAnne DeFinis from Stirling, NJ

Thank you Shed's Unlimited!

I found you by doing research on the internet and boy am I glad I did. The quality of my shed is very impressive. We have a problem with wood burrowing bees here and there is not one inch of exposed wood on the whole shed. I am sorry winter is approaching because I have big plans to turn this shed into my work room. Your prices are very fair compared to what you get at the big box home supply stores. My only regret is that I did not get my shed slightly bigger. Thanks again guys, I am very happy and I am recommending you to my neighbors.

Scott Sevart

scott sevart from Falls church, va

I love my new shed from Sheds Unlimited. The staff was great to work with and the build quality on the shed is amazing. The reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is the color. I ordered the Wedgewood blue which on the website looks very blue/gray which is the color of my house. The shed color was closer to a Robin's egg blue when it showed up. I will probably repaint in the spring to match the house but other then that I am very happy with it.