Bedford, PA
Serving: Pennsylvania,
Maryland,
and West Virginia

Site Preparation For Sheds

  • Shawnee Structures recommends a gravel pad or foundation for placement of buildings.
  • Gravel pad should be 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than building. Example: a 12' x 24' building should have a pad 14' x 26'.
  • Gravel should be 4-6" deep.
  • Gravel should be within 1/2" of perfectly level.

 

Site Preparation For Double Wide Garage

  • Shawnee Structures recommends a gravel pad or foundation for placement of buildings.
  • Gravel pad should be 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than building. Example: a 24' x 24' building should have a pad 26' x 26'.
  • Gravel should be 4-6" deep.
Gravel pad
Level site for a 14' x 24' building
Gravel Pad

Level area for a 24' x 24' garage. Notice transit level. Rough leveling is done with tractor and finial leveling is done with hand rake.

gravel pad with tractor

VERY IMPORTANT

Gravel should be within 1/2" of perfectly level. We highly recommend a laser level for double wide pad preparation. If gravel is not level, double wide garage's doors and windows do not work properly.
Site prep on Grass
Digging Out Grass for Site Prep

Grass or sod can be dug out if you prefer having your top of foundation closer to the rest of the area. Stones can be added to level out area.

Site prep stone

Gravel can also be added directly on top of grass but than finished site will be higher than surrounding area.

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Last updated on May 4, 2016 info@ShawneeStructures.com

6231 Lincoln Hwy., Bedford, PA 15522