Site Preparation

Horse Barn Delivery

FAQ | The Delivery Process

Bought a barn that’s about to be delivered, but have a few questions? We have a few blog posts about the delivery process already, but this post is specifically to answer the questions we frequently hear from customers.

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Shed Site Prep

3 Ways To Make Shed Site Preparation A Royal Pain

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.

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Bridge Fishing Desert

7 Tips for a Great Shed Placement

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.

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Post & Beam Shed Foundation

Shed Foundation 101–The 5 Most Popular Shed Foundations

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.

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Shed gravel pad

How To Build A Gravel Pad

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….

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Raving Fan

Our Proven Process™ will make you a Raving Fan from Discovery to Installation.

  • Complete a feedback survey to ensure we met your expectations
  • Become an Ulrich Showcase Customer
  • Have your project highlighted on Ulrich TV
  • Submit to win our “Most Improved Lifestyle” award – quarterly
  • Years of memories knowing your invest is back by Ulrich’s best-in-class warranty

Installation

Once your building nears the end of production, your delivery date is confirmed or adjusted for weather complications. Your installation team conveys your delivery window on the day of install. Your building is placed exactly as planned and all accessory items are installed. Final touches and inspections are done to ensure your building is level and ready for you to move in. Once final payment is collected, all keys and documents are left with you, and your “Raving Fan Guarantee” coverage period begins – after which your warranty will start.

  • Confirming your delivery date
  • Onsite Install (or assembly) occurs and final touches (leveling, doors square, ramp installed, etc) and inspection after installation
  • Collect final payment, then hand you the keys & documents
  • Our “Raving Fan Guarantee™” starts and is in place for 2-weeks

The installed solution will be as purchased or a mutually agreed plan will be in place by noon the next business day from install.

  • Your warranty starts after “Raving Fan Guarantee™”

Production

Your design plans are reviewed in detail and then handed off to our production team. Any permits are submitted for review. Pending permit approval, your delivery date is then scheduled and materials are then prepped in our environment controlled facility (safe from the elements).

  • Internal order review and confirmation
  • Project site inspection virtual (or in person as needed)
  • Permits submitted / approved
    • If required, CAD and other engineered docs are drawn and certified at customer’s expense
  • Materials ordered and prepared – change order fees apply at this point
  • Order is checked prior to production completion / onsite build date

Design

Together, we custom design the best solution using our unique process to ensure a Smart Value investment for your lifestyle. 

  • Complete the “Deep Dive Process” to clearly identify all factors and details about the usage, positioning, delivery method, permit requirements, and amenities of your structure
  • Create the blueprint of your perfect structure to precisely fit your property and lifestyle
  • Confirm that this structure is truly your perfect / dream structure and place deposit / sign documents
  • OUR PROMISE: If your structure is permitted and cannot get approved, we will refund you the deposit less any 3rd party fees

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

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