Twin Locust Gazebos & Outdoor Lawn Furniture
Serving Southeastern PA, Northern MD, NJ, and DE
Preparation - Top 10 reasons why you should let
us do it:
Site preparation is
one of the most important parts of your gazebo project.
1 - Site excavation can be back
breaking work, leave it to us - you can have the day (or
usually days) to go have fun.
2 - Less scheduling and project
coordination - we take care of your project
from beginning to completion. You won't have to deal with
the stress of worrying about the site being ready in time
for the building delivery.
3 - You can be sure that your
pad will be square and level for proper placement.
A level site is necessary to keep your doors working properly.
4 - Experience - we know what
it takes to properly set a gazebo because we've
done thousands of them. We will make sure yours is done right
5 - Our stone pads are built
to provide a roof drip line - this reduces mud pooling around
6 - The Lumber Frame provides
a mowing edge to save you time when you trim.
7 - A stone pad gives a finished
appearance to your project and adds value to your property.
8 - You won't have to wait for
your friends to show up to get your project completed. We
bring all of the tools, material, and manpower to get your
9 - We provide a level excavation
of the site, and handle the removal of any undesirable debris.
We also include a 4"x6" Pressure
Treated Lumber frame to create a no-drip perimeter.
10 - Our site prep also includes ½" Steel
Rebar properly spaced to anchor the Lumber Frame. Clean
Crushed Stone, raked to level, typically 4 to 6 inches deep.
Preparation - Things to consider If you decide to
prep your site:
review these guidelines:
strongly recommend a hard, compact base for your
gazebo. The base both supports the gazebo and allows
for proper drainage below the structure. The hard,
compact material can be anything from pea gravel
to a concrete pad - and everything inbetween, including
brick or stone pavers.
you have selected the foundation material, it must
be leveled within 1-2 inches from side to side. Loose
stones are easier to level, and this base material
provides ample support. Stones are also much less
expensive than solid materials such as concrete,
flagstone or brick.
If you choose
a concrete pad, it must be square, level and plumb.
A sloping pad means a leaning gazebo, which will
put extra stress on joints. A benefit of concrete,
flagstone or brick pads is the additional functionality,
as they can be expanded for other uses and support
you choose to elevate your gazebo, please consult with
our design consultants. We can typically recommend
where to place the anchors and posts to support the
raised gazebo. Like everything, being off by a few
inches can mean a lot! Our design consultants can provide
on-posts drawings and advice to properly support your
some areas, home owners associations and local governments
like to be consulted about gazebo, shed and other outdoor
structure projects. Very often, the local codes are
available on the web, making it easier for you to determine
if a permit is necessary. It is our pledge to you that
we will provide any necessary information, so that
you may obtain a permit in as little time as possible.
codes will always take precedence over our footer designs:
frost lines, distance from property lines, floodplains,
attaching to, or adding to a deck all can present certain
issues that may change design plans depending on your
customer will be responsible for obtaining any necessary
permits or engineers' stamps, as well as the cost of
any structural changes to adhere to local codes. Unless
we are building your foundation for you ourselves,
and are contracted to do so, the cost and engineering
of the foundation are also the customer's responsibility.
need assistance, or have any questions concerning your
site preparation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are more than happy to answer any quesitons.