"On Friday August 10th my shed was delivered and I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with it. I would like to thank you and the craftsmen that built it for the wonderful job. The young man that delivered it was also very considerate and helpful despite the long trip to my home. Please extend my appreciation to everyone involved. Great work!"
Ed G., Pompton Plains, NJ
At Stoltzfus Structures we will help you eliminate stress by providing a one stop shop, we will have our site crews install the pad for you, and we will do the entire scheduling for you that way you will not need to deal with multiple contractors!
Sheds need a level site. On many lots, this will require some digging to eliminate grades and humps. Spending some money on site preparation for the shed 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.
Here are a few reasons on why Stoltzfus Structures strongly recommends professional storage shed site preparation:
To prevent water damage to your shed we will build the pad 12" wider all around so that the rain water will drain into the stone pad, this also prevents mud from splashing on the side of your shed.
An uneven foundation will cause your doors and windows to NOT function properly.
A professional foundation helps to prevent your floor from sagging or warping over time.
A stone foundation will discourage rodents from digging away the ground under the shed and from chewing through your buildings floor.
If pad is installed by customer or another contractor, Stoltzfus Structures is not responsible for settling of shed or any other variables that are caused by pad not being installed correctly.
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.
Concrete Pads For Our Modular Buildings:
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.
OPTIONAL: Weed Barrier/Stabilizer
Made from high quality non-woven polypropylene fibers
Prevents weeds from growing over covered areas
Great for filtration, reinforcement, separation and erosion control
Help to prevent clogging, extend drainage system life and increase performance
How the Pricing Works
Our sales team will price the foundation as it being within 10" level, if site is more than 10" off level the crew will apply additional charges on day of work being done.
Pads greater than 10" off level will require a custom quote.
Upgrade to 4x6 Perimeter, Add 10% 6x6 Perimeter, Add 25%
For Polypropylene Woven Fabric, Add $.70 per sq.ft.
If there is no access to your site with a dump truck the crew will apply additional charges on day of work being done, charges range anywhere from $50 to $90.
NOTE: Pad size needs to be 12" bigger than shed all around (Example: 10 x 16 shed = 12 x 18 pad).
Pad Features Include:
Ground Leveled With Skid Loader.
Pressure Treated 4x4 Perimeter w/ ½" Rebar Stakes Through 4x4s to Maintain Stability.
4" of 3/4" Clean Stone Leveled
(Pads are built to ground level as close as possible)
Stoltzfus Structures: 5075 Lower Valley Rd. (Rte. 372) Atglen, PA 19310 Phone: (610) 593-7700