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Do you use woven fabric to prevent weeds?
Absolutely! Commercial grade woven fabric is standard on all our gravel shed foundations. We believe it provides a more stable base for your shed by separating the gravel from the dirt below. In addition, it also keeps pesky plants away from your building!
Can you build around my existing concrete pad?
Yes! See example job photo below:
Do I need a gravel or concrete shed base?
You can use a gravel shed base if your shed has a wood floor. We only recommend a concrete base if your shed doesn’t have a floor. You can read more about gravel vs concrete shed bases here.
Are your shed foundations actually built with gravel?
Not technically. Our shed foundations are built with crushed stone. (Gravel technically refers to round river stone, which is not suitable for a foundation.) Crushed stone is ideal for a shed foundation because its uneven shape allows it to be tightly compacted into a firm base, while still allowing water to drain away from the shed. However, many people refer to crushed stone as “gravel”, so we do too!
What size pad do I need?
If you’re going with a gravel shed pad, it should be 2′ wider and 2′ longer than the size of your shed. Read more about the benefits of a gravel shed foundation that’s wider than your shed.
If you’re going with a concrete pad and your shed doesn’t have a floor, it should be the same size as your shed.
Do you recommend using shed foundation blocks?
We do not recommend using shed foundation blocks for a shed foundation. Learn why in this blog post about Why You Shouldn’t Install Your Shed on Shed Foundation Blocks.
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