Using a concrete pad for your new Shedwerks storage building can be a great way of assuring an excellent installation. However, if you do choose to use a concrete foundation, there are four very important details that must be considered prior to hiring a concrete contractor.
- The slab can be no greater that 1/4” out of “square”. Any variation to this will cause serious problems with your Shedwerks Shed.
- Your slab must be 1” smaller in width and depth than the stated size of your new Shedwerks Shed. For example, if you purchase a 10’ x 8’ Shedwerks Shed, your slab must be 9’11” x 7’11”. We will use A/C2 treated plates around the entire perimeter for the walls.
- 1/2 x 8” J-type anchor bolts should be set in the concrete around the entire perimeter.( 10” from the corners and 4 ft. on center thereafter) of the slab, except where the door goes. The bolts should project approximately 2 1/2” above the slab grade and approximately 1” in from the edge.
- Your finished slabs surface must be a minimum of 4” above Grade.
Remember: You should ensure that your particular area allows this type of product as well as conformance to all applicable zoning and/or building codes. Your local building department can assist you in identifying these issues!