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How to Prepare Your Gravel Shed Pad

We recommend a 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 Gravel Shed and Garage Pads Contact:
Better Built Pads and have your shed or garage pad custom built
Gideon Stoltzfus Jr. Honey Brook, PA 19344 – 610-273-2571 – 717-629-0968

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




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Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 420 Reviews

Average Rating

I've been doing research on a shed and this is the place to buy a quality made shed!!! I was so skeptical that I made a vacation trip out to their location to check out the place in person. I've stopped by several places along the way which made it even better!

First off, this shed was cheaper than most box stores. There is a real plywood floor and the 2x4's are in good shape. Everything was constructed nicely and not rushed. Stephen took my order and even though the phone was ringing off the hook, he took his time to answer all my questions and personalized the shed to my liking. Remember to pay in cash or check for a small discount!!! THANK YOU STEPHEN!

Secondly, Austin who was making the appointment with me, I want to praise him for being so patient. I had so many issues with the shed pad they held onto my shed for a bit longer than expected. Finally an appointment was made and not only there were on time, they were early! THANK YOU AUSTIN!

Third, Shane who delivered the shed was very professional. He moved the shed into the tightest part of the house. I was baffled because the shed was supposed to fit through but it seemed that the shed was a bit bigger by a few inches. No problem! Shane was able to maneuver the MULE with precision. He was SO CAREFUL that he was afraid of the flowers and such. I gave him a nice tip cause of the savings in the shed and his precision in using the MULE. Plus a few waters on the road. Treat Shane with care! THANK YOU SHANE!

I wouldn't hesitate in buying another shed from this place. This is the place for a quality made shed with CARE.

You GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew from West Hempstead (Long Island),NY

I am extremely please with my 8X18 mini barn shed. The quality is superior to local shed companies and for a much better price. The two gentleman that delivered my shed went above and beyond to make sure the shed was perfect. They touched up the paint and cleaned any dirt from delivery.

Chris C. from East Moriches, NY

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!

I have to admit the customer service of Sheds Unlimited is great! The response time to any emails is faster than lightening, there is always a live person there to answer the phone and the guy they sent to deliver the shed was professional, patient and very polite.

My only "complaint" is that there seemed to be quite a few of the shed's studs that were very knotty, and some even looked a bit chewed up. The overall quality of the shed seems to be great but I do have a small issue with the studs that were used.

Overall, I would recommend Sheds Unlimited for their prices and customer service...which I already have to several people.

Lisa N. from Rio Grande, NJ

Very easy to deal with, went up to visit them, ordered the shed the same day and their customer service was above board, friendly , listened and ordered the shed that day, they delivered on time, put it exactly where it needed to go, even the guy who delivered was friendly. Thanks

Michael Valenza from Hatboro

What a great shed. They didnt skimp out on quality as many companies do where they show you the good parts but not the cheap parts. Here the shed is constucted of 2 x 4s and its built solid. I had it delivered and built on site. They built it super fast, Id say there were done in less than 3 hours. So hilarious when they showed up with the longest truck I have ever seen, probably the length of 2 buses. Great shed, I built my own loft and shelves all around, also got bikes hanging from the rafters. Beautiful paint colors. Very happy with my purchase. They did forget to paint my door but they promptly sent me some paint so I can paint it myself. Thanks Sheds Unlimited. Solid deal!!

Joe from Brooklyn, Ny

Great service from time of order to delivery!

MMK from Owings Mills, MD

I bought a garage from Sheds Unlimited a year ago, and I am still very pleased. Everything was just as I had specified. They were very easy to work with, and the price was competetive.
Even though it was a large ('24 x '48) building, their crew had it up in a day. Even our county buulding inspector commented on the quality of the workmanship. Everyone who sees my garage loves it.
Sheds Unlimited is an honest, concientious firm. I would reccomend them to anyone!

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

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.