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Mule Delivery Standard Trailer Delivery Site Preparation Shed Moves
Here at Pine Creek Structures, we offer FREE delivery for the first 20 miles from the sales location where you purchase the building. After the initial 20 miles, we charge a small fee per mile (depending on the size of your building).
When you place your order, let us know if you're ready for the building right away or not. Make sure to also let us know any other information that will factor into your delivery (Is your yard soft when wet? Are there other obstacles like trees or fences? Do we have to cross your neighbor's property to deliver your structure?). When your structure is ready, our dispatch department will contact you to set up a delivery date. Please note: We do our best to keep delivery appointments, but sometimes things comes up. Deliveries may be delayed due to bad weather, difficult deliveries earlier in the day, or equipment malfunctions. We'll do our best to notify you if any of these issues occur!
- Shed Delivery Mule -
Ask your local sales rep about the shed delivery mule if you are concerned about property damage caused by the delivery truck and trailer, or tight access where a truck may be unable to go.
The Shed Mule...
- Minimizes yard damage, even in wet yards.
- Will go places that are impossible to get to, even with 4-wheel drive
- Operates on terrain with slopes up to 30 degrees
- Can make 90 degree turns
- Moves around obstacles with ease.
- Can set buildings in places that would otherwise be impossible!
The Mule vs. Standard Delivery Equipment:
- Approximately 15,000 pounds less weight in your yard.
- Requires approximately 20'' less height, making it easier to maneuver under overhead obstacles such as wires and tree branches.
Ask your Pine Creek Sales rep for
more information on the shed mule,
as well as pricing for your area!
- Standard Trailer Delivery -
With our standard delivery, a trailer is backed or pulled into the designated area. The structure is then gently put to the ground using the trailer.
- Site Preparation -
One of the most important and overlooked facts when purchasing a storage shed or garage is the need for a good foundation – but what constitutes a ‘good foundation’? At Pine Creek Structures, all of our sheds must be placed on a foundation of a minimum of 3-4 inches of 2B stone. If this minimum requirement is not met, the building’s 6-Year Top To Bottom Warranty is voided. A prepared, level site is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Ask your local sales manager for a list of local contractors to help you in this process. The decision of which contractor to hire (or preparing the site yourself) is ultimately yours. Here are a few factors to note when choosing a contractor (or preparing a site yourself) in preparation for your delivery:
1. A Level Site
This is the MOST important factor. The pad must be perfectly level, square, and without rises or voids over the entire pad. A shed pad that is not level will require blocking in order for doors and windows to open and close properly. These blocks will often tend to sink faster than the rest of the building and your doors and windows will not work properly again over time. A level site becomes more and more critical the larger the building and is especially critical with modular buildings.
For the best results, use a 4x4, 4x6, or 6x6 treated wood perimeter. The top of the timbers should be square and level (you may need to step the timbers if your pad is on a grade). Fill this perimeter with crushed 2B stone. A cheaper option is to spread stone on a level base without using timbers. This is an acceptable practice, but will require more maintenance in the long run because the stones will fall away from the side of the building over time. This can then cause your building to no longer sit level.
A concrete pad is also acceptable. If choosing this option, keep the concrete pad as close to ground level as possible. Make sure that the concrete is level. Any rises or voids in the concrete may result in water pooling in areas during/after rain and snow, resulting in rot and decay.
The stone pad for the structure should be a minimum of 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than your structure. For example, if your shed is 10’ x 14’, a prepared site should be 12’ x 16’. This allows proper drainage and keeps vegetation from growing against and ruining your structure. When vegetation is allowed to grow against your building, there is a greater chance of moisture rotting out the bottom of your structure.
Ensure there is adequate accessibility to your structure’s site for delivery. Check with your local sales manager on the necessary requirements for getting your specific structure to your site. Make sure to note both the width and height requirements. Allow extra room for equipment to pass through openings (no less than 1 foot clearance). Any obstacles (such as fences, trees, tree limbs, and lawn ornaments) should be removed prior to delivery.
If the delivery truck or structure must cross a neighbor’s property to be delivered, let your local sales manager know prior to scheduling delivery. He/She will give you a form for your neighbor to sign consenting to grant us access on his/her property. If you rent the property where the structure is to be placed, let your local sales manager know prior to scheduling delivery. He/She will give you a form for your landlord to sign consenting to the building being delivered to his/her property.
Frequently Asked Questions:
“What about my township? Do I need a permit? ”
Some townships require a permit for a portable structure. Check with your local authorities for specific requirements prior to scheduling delivery. You are responsible for obtaining any permits required. If your township requires building plans or other details about the structure, contact your local sales manager. Our shed experts will be able to help you obtain information and documents required by your township in most cases.
“Can you check my site? I’m not sure if there’s enough room.”
If needed, yes. Ask your local sales manager about scheduling a site check. You can also bring photos to him/her to examine at the time of purchase or email them to him/her after. If there is not enough room to access the place you would like to have your structure delivered, ask about building it on site.
“It looks level enough to me... That’s OK, right?”
Level to the naked eye and actually being level are not the same. Make sure your prepared site is truly level with no rises or voids. If your building is not placed on a true level site, the doors and windows will not open/close properly or water may pool (increasing the chance of rot).
“You gave me a list of some contractors in the area, but can I just do it myself?”
Ultimately it is your decision. However, we do not recommend preparing your own site without the necessary knowledge, experience, or tools. For modular buildings especially, we highly recommend a professionally prepared site for a successful installation.
Pine Creek Structures & Pine Creek Logistics are NOT responsible for site preparation.
Failing to meet the minimum requirement for a prepared site voids the building‘s 6-Year Top To Bottom Warranty.
This includes (but is not limited to) having the building placed directly onto the ground or setting on blocks.
- Shed Moves -
Are you moving and need to bring your storage shed or garage to your new home? Do you need your shed moved from one area of your yard to an other? Pine Creek can help! We perform shed moves big and small... from in yard to across town to across state lines!
For A Quote: Contact your local retail store manager. Rates vary according to shed size and the moving distance. Let us know both the pick up and drop off locations. We also need to know the size of your shed (including any roof overhangs).
A few additional notes: Structures that are not deemed structurally safe to move will not be moved. To be able to move a structures with our equipment, it must have 4x4 runners (spaced to fit on our trucks). Before our arrival, all possessions should be removed from the buildings. Any obstacles (fences, tree limbs, etc) should also be removed from both the pick up and drop off locations before our arrival.