Gravel Pads and Shed Foundations
Get a Gravel Pad for Your Shed
A gravel pad is an affordable choice as a shed foundation. Having a gravel pad as a base for a shed or gazebo can be the reason why your buildings last longer with less maintenance.
Our gravel pad for sheds and gazebos ensures your building has a solid foundation that let’s water drain away. If you prefer a concrete floor or need a garage foundation, we recommend checking out our concrete foundations. Take the first step to getting a shed or gazebo that lasts by letting us prepare a gravel foundation for your new building.
Gravel Pad FAQ’s
Do I Need a Gravel or Concrete Pad?
If your shed is built with a wood floor, then you should choose a gravel pad. Learn more about the advantages of a gravel pad by reading our recent blog post on gravel vs. concrete shed pads.
What Size Gravel Pad Do I Need?
Your gravel shed foundation should be 12″ wider than your shed all the way around. So an 8’x12′ shed should be installed on a 10’x14′ pad. Learn more about why your gravel shed foundation should be 12″ wider than your shed.
Is a Gravel Pad better than Shed Foundation Blocks?
We don’t recommend using shed foundation blocks for your shed foundation. Learn why in our blog post about shed foundation blocks.
Do your Gravel Pads include fabric weed barrier?
Yes, fabric weed barrier comes standard on all our gravel shed pads. We believe it provides extra stability to your shed foundation by separating the gravel from the dirt below. Some of the features and benefits of our commercial-grade fabric weed barrier include:
- Made from high-quality, non-woven polypropylene fibers
- Prevents weeds from growing over covered areas
- Great for filtration, reinforcement, separation, and erosion control
- Helps to prevent clogging, extend drainage system life, and increase performance
What Does it Cost to Install a Gravel Pad?
You can download our entire shed foundation price list here! Prices are dependent upon your garage or shed site being within 10” of level. (if the pad is more than 10” off level, additional charges may be applied by the site crew on the day of work being done)
- Pad Between 10” to 20” Off Level – Add 20%
- Pad Between 20” to 28” Off Level – Add 30%
- Pad More Than 28” Off Level, (Custom Quote)
For shed pads that exceed 28” off level, we recommend an upgrade to a 6×6 perimeter. This will add extra strength but it is not required.
For Horse Barns or Run-In Sheds we recommend…
Stone Dust Foundation
- Grade area and prepare for stone dust
- 5″ to 6″ stone dust leveled and tampered
- If area is more than 10″ off level, additional charges may apply
- We recommend pad size to be 2’ wider all around building