Delivery of your storage building is an effortless process – and even better, we offer FREE delivery within 50 miles of your local Sheds Direct dealer.
Regardless of the building being a custom order or off a dealer’s lot, Sheds Direct will contact you to schedule a delivery date and time when your building is ready to be delivered, so there is no need for you to call us to set up delivery. Please note: if your building was a custom order, they usually take three to four weeks to build. Then the day of the delivery, your assigned driver will call you when they are en route.
It is recommended that you be present when your building arrives. If you are unable to be present, please have your shed location marked with flags or something similar.
Proper site preparation is an important part of your investment in a building. It is critical that you have a level site for your building.
Block site preparation has become common to the storage building industry. Years of history has shows that it is a successful way to support a building while keeping it off the ground. Ideally your site should be no more than 8” off of level for the block site prep to be installed by your delivery driver. Basically, what happens is 2” or 4” thick concrete blocks are place on the ground starting on the uphill side of the building, then leveled from there. Blocks are placed approximately every 6’ under every 4×4 runner. Shims and treated wedges are used when needed. The mule (machine similar to a forklift specifically used for storage buildings) will usually be used to set your buildings on block. A 6’ area on each end of the building is needed to maneuver the building.
It is very important that you, as the customer, know where you want the building before it is delivered. For example, marking the 4 corners will give you a good idea of how the building will fit at your location. Keep in mind that the delivery driver will need a clear path for access – 2 ft. wider than your building and 14 ft. high.