Since our modular sheds are designed to be delivered fully assembled, the customer is responsible for site preparation, access to the site, and obtaining any necessary permits that may be required from municipal agencies. We can provide you a sketch drawing of the barn in order to get all the necessary permits.
Site Preparation: We recommend a level site for your building. The best way to acquire a level site is to spread 4"-5" of gravel such compactable 2A-Modified stone for your building site base. Make sure to compact the stone base so it's hard and level. Even though our barns are built on 6"x6" pressure-treated grade beams (sill plates) in order to withstand many years of ground contact, we still recommend to have a gravel base to enhance the drainage around your building. Some townships require that the building be placed or anchored to a solid foundation (check with your municipal agency). You can hire a proffesional contractor to do your site prep or foundation. See SITE PREPARATION for more information.
Site Access: In order not to delay the delivery of your barn, please make sure that your site is accessible on the day of delivery.
You are responsible to provide a suitable prepared site and access to site over a solid driveway or across solid ground. You must provide clearance through any trees and plantings. Clearance needed: 16' wide, 14' high, 70' length for tractor and trailer. Wide sweep needed for 90º curves. Please note that the fence opening or the gate needs to be 12' wide for 10' wide buildings and 14' wide for 12' wide buildings (providing that the fence is not higher then 8'). For higher fences or gates add 2' extra.
Importance of Level Site: For Shed Row Barn, it is very important to have a level site in order for all barn doors to function properly. If your site is not level, this might cause the barn to slightly twist or bend and make doors hard to open or close. If this ever happens, you will either have to shim the building or spread more stone under the 6x6 plates. For Run-In Sheds without doors, it's not that critical to have perfectly level site, but still recommended. Even for a run-in shed, you want to make sure your site is fairly level since unleveled site might cause the building to twist and to put unnecesary stress on building frame and its components.
Delivery During Rain or Wet Ground: It is your responsibility as a customer to let us know if your building site, ground, driveway or field is too wet and too soft to drive over without getting stuck. Even though, our drivers use Mule Machine to help them better navigate the field and to get into tighter spaces, these machines still require fairly hard ground to drive on. If the ground is too soft, the wheels of the Mule might sink and get stuck. Please use your best judgement and let us know if your delivery needs to be rescheduled due to wet/soft ground conditions. Please keep in mind that if our driver determines that he won't be able to put your barn in place due to soft/wet ground, he will not be able to take the barn back and will drop your building where he can on your site. If this happens, you will be responsible to pay the balance due for the barn and then to either put the building in place yourself or pay our driver to return and put it in place when the ground is hard and dry.
Delivery With Mule: For easier access to your site, we often use Mule machine during delivery. Please let us know if Mule is going to be needed for your barn delivery.