The building site needs to be relatively level, so here are some options for preparing the area:
- Level Concrete Pad – This is the ultimate choice, however, probably the most expensive.
- Level Gravel Pad – This is a good choice and highly recommended. This will give you a nice level area to set your building as well as allow for drainage in and around your building. The gravel surface where the building sets on needs to be 2 ft. larger than building. (12’x20’ building needs 14’x22’ pad surface area)
- Concrete Pavers – These are a good option if a concrete or gravel pad is not fitting into your budget. We recommend using the 2” x 8” x 16” concrete pavers.
Here are some formulas to help calculate the number of pavers needed:
(8” of slope or less = Width x Length x .10) or (8” – 12” of slope = Wid th x Length x .15)
These formulas will give you an approximate number of pavers needed. Every site will vary, so please ask your dealer if you have any questions on the amount needed.
Over 12” of slope – We recommend that you have the site excavated and leveled.