Foundations & Site Preparation

Site leveling and preparation is the purchaser's responsibility. Refer to the following pages for foundation and site preparation details for specific structures:

Questions & Answers

What kind of foundation do I need for my storage shed?

For the longevity and safety of your storage shed, you must provide a hard, level surface for your shed's foundation. 

We recommend a stone base with #2 crushed stone (unwashed). This stone pad should be 3 to 5 inches thick, leveled, and tamped. The stone pad should be at least 1 foot (12 inches) larger than the footprint your structure, leaving at least 6 inches on either side of your shed. 

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What kind of foundation do I need for my garage?

For the longevity and stability of your garage, you must provide a hard, level surface for your garage's foundation. The recommended foundation for your garage varies by the type of garage you buy.

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What kind of foundation do I need for my Horse Barn?

Site leveling and foundation preparation is the responsibility of the purchaser. You can do it yourself, although we recommend the use of a professional to ensure a stable, long-lasting surface for your structure. Talk to your Sales Advisor for possible recommended foundation services in your area.

Shed Rows and Run In Sheds may be set on almost any level surface. Woodtex recommends a foundation of 3 to 5 inches of leveled and compacted Stone Dust (a very fine, crushed stone). Any horse barn (including Shed Row and Run In) with an overhang must be set on concrete piers or a concrete slab. Our Hinged Roof and Center Aisle Horse Barns must have a concrete pier foundation or a concrete slab installed.

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What type of Foundation Do I need for my cabin?

There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing a foundation for your Woodtex Cabin. We'll work with you and your foundation contractor to ensure that our construction and installation process is compatible with your foundation. Our design team will work with you to decide the best option based on your design, your landscape, code requirements, and other factors. Click here for more information about Cabin Foundations.