How to Prepare The Site for Your New Shed
Here at Sunset Buildings this is the most common when it comes to site preparation for you building. For many sites, all that is needed is a relatively level, clean spot in your yard. Sunset will provide concrete paver blocks at $3 each at the time of construction. Hey, why not leave it to the guys that do it every day and get your building perfectly level. The building department recommends not exceeding 12” from the ground to the bottom of the shed.
A gravel pad is a very good option for a shed pad since it provides a solid, porous foundation for your shed. The gravel pad can either be above ground or be dug out at ground level. We recommend 3 to 4” of road base or Breeze/Minus from https://www.pioneersand.com/products/pathways_erosion_control/breeze_minus for your pad. Your gravel pad should be wider and longer than your building to allow for a skirt around it if you choose to.
A concrete pad is a long-term, quality option for a shed foundation. While it may be overkill in many cases, it certainly provides a stable, solid foundation. If you have a contractor install a pad, just ensure that it is square and level.
Setting your building on piers is a good option if you have a sloped site.Typically when the concrete is poured for the piers a metal bracket is installed to anchor the building to the pier.