For many homeowners, building a shed is an exciting and fun project to do all by themselves. However, building one takes the time, not to mention all the research put into figuring how to construct one properly.
If you are the type who wants to have a shed in the garden, backyard, or anywhere else immediately without all the hassle, then having one delivered to your doors is the route you should be taking.
However, this still does not mean that you do not have anything else to do. For instance, you will need to select a spot for the shed and prepare a foundation for it to stand on.
With that being said, here is how you can thoroughly prepare for a shed delivery:
1. Ensure the place is dry
You need to make sure the spot you want the shed to be on is totally dry for two reasons. First, moisture can lead to rotting and mold growth, especially if your shed is made out of materials like wood. Second, wet ground is not a good foundation. It can cause the shed to move around after it has settled down, slowly becoming uneven.
To ensure that no water is going to penetrate the floor of your shed and that you do not have to keep releveling the structure, ensure that its final resting spot is dry.
2. Make sure there are no utilities below
You will always want to make sure there are no utilities below the area where your shed stands. That is because if there are any utility-related problems, like a broken water pipe or a backed-up sewer line, you would not want your shed to be moved out of the way to tear up the ground. Plus, if a problem did occur, you would not want your shed to be sitting on the problematic pipe.
3. Make space for delivery
When the shed finally arrives, the last thing you want to happen is for it not to reach its intended spot because of overhanging branches, a fence in the way, or a driveway that is just too small. You need to make sure that there will be enough space for the truck to fit and reach where you want the shed to stand.
If there are any hindrances along the way, address them. For instance, you should trim any low-hanging branches, remove any fences, and put away any objects blocking the route. For other things like overhanging wires, a consultation with the shed company might shed some light on what you can do.
If you want to make sure your shed delivery is smooth-sailing from start to finish, follow the tips above before the shed arrives. That said, remember that problems can still occur throughout the process, whether it be a sudden downpour or a miscalculation of the space to fit the shed. Working with professionals is your best bet at tackling these issues, communicating with them to ensure that the shed finally reaches its final spot safely and quickly.