Shed site preparation is like getting a new king. It can be a boon for the whole kingdom. Or, it can be a royal pain in your backside. There are three fairly simple ways to make sure that you have a really lousy experience with your shed site preparation.
1. Choose a poor location for your shed site.
2. Forget to check with your HOA or city/county offices about setback. Because then, you may get to do site prep twice.
3. Don’t do your shed company homework. Because then, you may get to do all the heavy work yourself.
Many of you have heard the one about the DOT that built a bridge in the middle of the desert, with no roads leading to or from it. When they figured out what they had done, they rushed out to remove the evidence–but someone else had found it already, and was sitting fishing on it. The good news is, shed placement is easier and less costly than figuring out where to spend your tax dollars on bridges. Here are 7 tips on shed placement.
Back in 1173, an Italian architect from Pisa named Frank Lloyd Wright (name changed to protect identity) got up one morning, dusted off his drafting table, and set to work on a new project….he designed a tower 180 feet high and weighing an estimated 14,500 tons — with a foundation only 3 meters deep.
It was a remarkable lack of foresight…. a great lesson for us all: the foundation matters. Let’s look at your options for a shed foundation.
Once you order your new shed (or maybe before!), you may wonder whether you should build a gravel pad or set the building on blocks. Most people find blocks to be an inexpensive yet reliable way to set their storage shed or gazebo. But in some cases, a gravel pad may be more satisfactory. There are three main reasons why you might want to set your building on a gravel pad….