You purchased an outdoor storage building to store the things you value. Whether lawn equipment, woodworking tools, or family heirlooms, you want your things protected from the elements. But sometimes, those elements invade even the best-kept homes and storage buildings,…
Shed Site Preparation–Dumb Edition
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.
- Choose a poor location for your shed site.
- Forget to check with your HOA or city/county offices about setback. Because then, you may get to do site prep twice.
- Don’t do your shed company homework. Because then, you may get to do all the heavy work yourself.
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. The history books neglect to mention this, but he may have been suffering from a slight hangover (that part of Italy is famous for its wines), because he designed a tower 180 feet high and weighing an estimated 14,500 tons — with a foundation only 3 meters deep.
Once you order your new shed (or maybe before!), you may wonder whether you should build a gravel pad, set the building on blocks, or maybe place the shed on a concrete pad. Of the 5 most popular shed foundations, most people find a block shed foundation 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.
Shed Delivery Basics
A lot of people really don’t know what to expect when a shed gets delivered, or what they should do to prepare for a shed delivery. We know that it’s as important to you as it is to us that your shed delivery goes smoothly, so we’ve prepared a checklist for you.
We’ve been asked periodically, “How are you going to get that building into my backyard?!?” Great question! When you stop and think about it, rolling a storage shed down the road on wheels is really pretty remarkable. Lots of people have seen–and become accustomed–to seeing that very sight, but until they decide they want that storage shed in their backyard, they’ve never stopped to wonder how it might get there. Once the building arrives at your home, there are three basic steps that the shed delivery crew will go through for most deliveries.