Gravel Foundations and Shed Pads
Get a Gravel Foundation for Your Shed
A gravel pad is an affordable choice as a shed foundation. Having a gravel foundation for your shed or gazebo is one simple way to make your building last longer with less maintenance.
Our gravel shed foundations ensure that your building has a solid foundation that will allow water to drain away. If you prefer a concrete floor or need a garage foundation, we recommend checking out our concrete foundations.
Take the first step to getting a shed or gazebo that lasts; let us prepare a gravel foundation for your new building!
How We Install Gravel Shed Foundations
Gravel Shed Foundation FAQ’s
Do I Need a Gravel Pad or a Concrete Pad?
If your shed is built with a wood floor, you should choose a gravel pad; a concrete foundation is ideal for a shed without a prebuilt floor. You can read an in-depth comparison of each type of foundation in our article: “Gravel vs. Concrete: Which Shed Base is Best for You?”
What Size of Gravel Pad Do I Need?
Your gravel shed foundation should be 12″ wider than your shed all the way around. So an 8’x12′ shed should be installed on a 10’x14′ pad. For more information, read our article about why your gravel shed foundation should be 12″ wider than your shed.
Is a Gravel Pad better than Shed Foundation Blocks?
Absolutely. We don’t recommend using shed foundation blocks for your shed base as they can cause structural problems in your building as time goes on. Learn more in our article about shed foundation blocks.
Do your gravel shed foundations include fabric weed barrier?
Yes, fabric weed barrier comes standard on all our gravel shed pads. We believe it provides extra stability to your shed foundation by separating the gravel from the dirt below. Some of the features and benefits of our commercial-grade fabric weed barrier include:
- Made from high-quality, non-woven polypropylene fibers
- Prevents weeds from growing over covered areas
- Great for filtration, reinforcement, separation, and erosion control
- Helps to prevent clogging, extend drainage system life, and increase performance
What Does it Cost to Install a Gravel Pad?
You can request a price list with sample pricing for some of the common shed foundation sizes here! Prices are dependent upon your garage or shed site being within 8” of level. (If the pad is more than 8” off level, additional charges may be applied by the site crew on the day of work being done)
- Pad Between 8” to 14” Off Level – Add 20%
- Pad Between 14” to 20” Off Level – Add 30%
- Pad Between 20” to 26” Off Level – Add 40%
- Pad More Than 26” Off Level – Custom Quote
For shed pads that exceed 26” off level, we recommend an upgrade to a 6×6 perimeter. While not required, this will add significantly more strength to your gravel shed foundation.
For Horse Barns or Run-In Sheds we recommend…A Stone Dust Foundation
- Grading the area and preparing for stone dust
- Adding 5″ to 6″ stone dust, which will be leveled and tamped
We recommend the foundation to be 2’ wider than the building on all sides.
If the area is more than 10″ off level, additional charges may apply.