Shed Site Prep

While the actual construction, customization, and delivery* of your shed is tackled by our experienced craftsmen at Eagle Creek Builders, the site preparation should be overseen by you or a professional of your choosing. The key factor in getting the most out of your new, portable storage shed is having a perfectly level area to set it on.

A perfectly level site cannot be stressed enough. If the set down site is unlevel, it could cause the shed frame to twist — making doors and windows difficult to open. But not to worry, at Eagle Creek Builders we provide detailed steps on how to create a level foundation for your customized storage shed.
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Shed Prep /  Shed Foundation Steps

1. Meet Local Building Requirements 
Contact your HOA or city office to determine if a building permit or any other building code requirements need to be met. Obtaining a building permit is the responsibility of the customer.

2. Make Labor Arrangements
Determine who will be performing the site preparation / shed foundation — you or a hired contractor.

3. Build a Temporary Frame
This temporary frame will be used to contain the base material for your new shed site. Using 2"x4" lumber, or any other sized lumber of your choosing, construct a three-sided frame that is roughly the same dimensions as your shed. Drive stakes into the ground near the corners of the frame and fasten the frame to the stakes. Level all sides of the frame across the corners to ensure the foundation will be perfectly square.

4. Add and Level the Base Material
Fill the frame with base material, it is recommended to use Class 5 (road gravel) or granite fines as our base material. Using a straight board, set it across the temporary frame and slide it back and forth to level the base material.

5. Compact the Base (Optional)
While this is not a necessary step, using a compactor to thoroughly compact the base material will reduce the settling of the foundation, and your shed, over time.

6. Remove the Temporary Frame
Your yard now has a perfect foundation and set-down site for your portable storage shed.

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Eagle Creek Builders
32695 Hwy 71
Browerville, MN 56438

Owner: Jim Fox
Phone: 320-533-0199
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Business Hours
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Evening & Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Display Lots: Browerville, Randall,
Carlos, Park Rapids, and Baxter
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