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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SITE PREPARATION

Updated: Sep 30, 2023


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SITE PREPARATION

For a shed to remain structurally sound over a long period of time it needs to have a solid base. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but some of the most common are: cement blocks, installing a stone pad, or installing a concrete slab. If the area that you would like to install your shed is significantly out of level (12 or more inches), we recommend consulting with your local Urban Sheds craftsman to determine the best solution for the shed foundation. The most common solution is to have your local craftsman install a level stone pad.


Many shed companies try to sell a stone pad with every shed. This is one of the nicest foundations to get for your shed but isn’t necessary every time. When having your shed built onsite, it is easy to distribute blocking evenly under the shed at the beginning of construction. This creates a very solid base with the concrete blocks as well.


When sheds are delivered fully assembled, it is difficult, if not impossible, to properly install blocking under the shed; so many shed companies will push to sell a stone pad with the shed so it’s easier for them to deliver. Pretty much any site will need some adjustment to get a solid and level foundation. For shed sites that are up to 12” out of level we can adjust with a gridwork of cement blocks before constructing the shed. If you are designing your shed using our 3D Shed Configurator, be sure to check the box for Blocking to Level the Site. Each of our local craftsmen our happy to give you site prep. recommendations. To get connected with your local builder, simply save your initial design on our 3D Shed Configurator. ​Check our guide for more tips & questions to ask when buying a shed. ​We are excited about your project and look forward to working with you!

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