"Just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new shed. Quality and appearance are excellent and the guys who delivered it were all outstanding. They had problems due to the weather the past few weeks and they were all very kind, knowledgeable and thorough. Thanks again for a quality product."
Richard L., Macungie, PA
Our regular delivery trucks and trailers consist of F-550 pickup trucks and a 32' trailer or a semi with a 40'-48' trailer. We deliver for a charge depending on delivery location and size of your structure. Your site must be accessible to our truck and trailer or accessible for us to use the MULE. If we do not have access to your site and we must bring your shed back to our shop you will be charged an extra delivery fee. If we do not have access to your site we can build your shed on site for an additional 30%.
We will deliver your horse barn or shed directly to the site pad. We do not do any site preparations.
‹ It is expected that our customers have their site prepared prior to delivery ›
Delivery made easy - using The Mule
What is a MULE?
A mule is a shed forklift that allows us to deliver in bad weather and The Mule greatly reduces yard damage and allows us to be more efficient and accommodating with our delivery schedule.
How it works?
We unload your shed on the street or in your driveway.
We unload the Mule.
We place the Mule at one end of the shed and we put flotation tires under the other end of your shed.
We then drive the Mule around your yard and right into your prepared spot and we never have to get the truck and trailer in your yard.
Permits for Township
Prior to purchasing any shed, we recommend that you check with your local government's building code enforcement office. Building-code officials, in addition to supplying the permit (for a fee that varies with the municipality), will also advise on "setback" requirements, which will determine where the shed can be placed in relation to front, side and rear property lines. Additionally, there may be any number of restrictions or requirements a property owner must meet depending on location, how your property is classified (i.e. residential, farm, etc.) and whether a shed is designated as a "permanent" or "temporary" structure based on the size of the building or how it is constructed. Residents of subdivisions also should check any subdivision regulations concerning detached buildings.
Since all municipalities have differing regulations and requirements, we are unable to give advice on exactly what may be required of you. Taking care of these issues is the responsibility of the property owner. We are often asked to supply building specs, etc. as part of the permit process and we are happy to assist whenever possible.
Sheds need a level site. On many lots, this will require some digging to eliminate grades and humps. Spending some time preparing the site will pay off. The result being less maintenance and a better appearance. A stone foundation is the best shed base, but concrete is an option but is usually more costly. Gravel is relatively inexpensive, easy to install and provides excellent drainage. Fine "pea gravel" or 3/4" crushed stone works well as a shed base.
Crushed Stone or Gravel:
3/4" crushed stone, 4"-5" deep, 1' larger than the size of the shed. This will allow for better drainage around the perimeter of the shed for rain/snow melt dripping off the eaves - especially, if you are not planning on installing rain gutters on the shed. Water splashing directly onto the ground will, eventually, create a muddy area and splash up onto the shed walls.
To prepare for a gravel base, remove the sod from an area slightly larger than the shed, level the site by removing dirt where necessary, and spread the gravel to a depth of about three inches. Tamp the gravel down with a piece of 4-by-4 or metal tamper until it is evenly distributed and the site is flat and level. A "frame" of pressure-treated 4x4's or cement block will help keep the stone in place and create a neater appearance; however, it is not required.
When going with a concrete base, concrete needs to be EXACT size of building due to water drainage. When putting one of our delivered modular structures with no floor on a concrete pad we provide you with concrete drawings showing where the tie down straps are to be located to anchor the structure down. On build on site structures we provide a plan to show where the J-Bolts go.
Cement pillars, with or without tie-downs, are required by some municipalities. Check local regulations for quantity and recommended placement.
Cinder blocks. Inevitably, there will be some "settling" after your shed is delivered and placed on the site. Placing a shed up on cinder blocks greatly increases the risk that your shed will settle unevenly. Additionally, delivery and placement of the shed will be more difficult with a cinder block base.
Stoltzfus Structures: 5075 Lower Valley Rd. (Rte. 372) Atglen, PA 19310 Phone: (610) 593-7700