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Site Preparation information

Your Garden Shed will be delivered to your location fully assembled and ready for use. Most of our shed and portable garages can be delivered by pickup truck and trailer, although some of our bigger structures must be delivered by tractor trailer and need adequate room. Your driveway must be a stone base or free of all mud at time of delivery. Where your driveway is straight, we need an area approximately 2 feet wider than the width of the structure and a clear 14 feet high. All turns must be cleared to provide sufficient room to manoeuvre. North Country Sheds can prepare your site and or construct the concrete pad. Contact us for more information about our site preparation fees.

Site Clearing

Your site must be clear of all trees, tree limbs, etc. within the access area. If your structure is going on a crushed stone or concrete pad, your structure will be delivered with a special-built trailer similar to a rollback. The driver will back his truck onto the prepared pad, then tilt the trailer until the rear of the structure is resting on the pad. He will then drive out from underneath the structure. There must be adequate room in front of the structure for the truck to pull straight out. This distance varies with the length of the building: approximately 85 feet to 150 feet; this will vary from one site to another.

Concrete Pad Foundation

Sites are prepared with 6” of concrete for the placement of the structure. The concrete pad will be the same size as the structure you are ordering. We can do it for you or you can prepare the site yourself.  Estimated concrete cost are between $12 sq. ft. - $14 sq.ft. (estimated on May 22, 2014) 

Crushed Stone Foundation

Preparing your site is easy. You can do it yourself or have us do it for you (depending on your location).

  1. Lay garden fabric down on the desired area to prevent grass and weeds (optional)
  2. Add 5/8" crushed stone ( 6" wider on all sides then the garden shed measurements)
  3. Smooth stone to a level surface.

*The below information applies to our Garden Sheds, Portable Garages, Horse Barns, Gazebos, Cabins, Workshops, and Home Offices.

Our site prep and delivery crew will take every step possible to assure no damage occurs to your property. However, if this occures North Country Sheds is not responsible for any ruts or damage to the lawn when preparing the site or delivering the building. If you are concerned about site preparation please contact us. 

For more information on our delivery process please visit our Delivery Info Page.




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