Site Prep


Site leveling and preparation is the customers responsibility and Cedar Rock Barns cannot be responsible for any adverse effects an unleveled pad may have on your new structure.

Sites must be level and ready BEFORE the driver arrives with your structure. Our drivers will do their best to satisfy you with positioning your structure but please understand that they are on a time schedule with probably several other deliveries to make that day. Thank you for your kind consideration in this area.

When preparing your site know that we must have enough room to get the building to its destination.  We recommend at least 1' on each side of the building for the Mule to drive it through.  Keep in mind if there are turns the building will need more room to swing around.  If there are any trees or fences in the way they will have to be removed before we get there (Many people can pull out a fence post and move a section of the fence out of the way the day prior)

Minimum Requirements For Site

With pressure treated 4x4 skids, pressure treated floor joist and exterior grade plywood on the floor the only basic requirement for a shed site is to have a hard, level surface. The sheds can set right on your yard or drive, however, the site MUST be level. If the site is not leveled correctly, the doors will not line up properly (this is noticeable from the outside), and will not operate smoothly.

Recommended Site Prep

The best and easiest way to level and prepare a site for a shed is to have a base of crushed stone (unwashed) 4 to 6 inches thick leveled and tamped. It is best to make this pad about 1' larger on all sides than the shed itself. 

This allows for good drainage underneath the shed and packs together well for a good, hard, long lasting pad. Other size stones may work as well, however, if the stones are too large they do not pack together well. Round stones or washed stones like pea gravel are not recommended because they do not provide a firm pad for our delivery equipment.

What Not To Do

Using blocks for a base is NOT recommended, especially on larger sheds. Blocks tend to settle unevenly and furthermore have to be at just the right spacing and location for our 4x4 skids to set on them. Getting them all at just the right place and level can be very difficult, and in addition we will have to move 2 rows of the blocks aside to allow our Mule or trailer to back over your site without the mule / trailer tires crushing the blocks.

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