How to Prepare Your Yard for a Shed

A little build site preparation can ensure a level, easy to maintain shed for years to come.

Level the ground

Leveling the ground as much as possible helps eliminate the need for excessive blocking and uneven settling. It also makes the building process go much more smoothly!

Clear the area

Clear away any weeds, shrubs, branches, and tree stumps. A great option is to lay down a sheet of garden fabric, or weed-proof membrane to effectively block weeds from growing once the shed is built.

Make sure there's plenty of room around the perimiter

Our crews need a 2' minimum around the shed for building and ease of access. Don't forget to check with your HOA about spacing restrictions; a common mistake is putting the shed too close to the property line.

Consider concrete or gravel

A concrete pad or gravel in the area will provide an extra sturdy base. With a concrete pad, you have the option of getting a shed with no floor, and attaching it directly to the concrete pad. In the Treasure Valley, we recommend Tucker Concrete or Blackstone Concrete.

Keep height in mind

If the shed is going to be placed up next to a house, it is important to have at least 1 foot of clearance between the roof of the shed and any eave that it will be going underneath.

More questions about how to prepare your yard for a shed? Give us a call at 208-888-1090, use our contact form, or come down to our Meridian office to discuss your shed!

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