Delivery and set-up of sheds and gazebos is free for the first 30 miles. There is a nominal fee of $3.00 per mile thereafter for buildings 12 feet wide or smaller and $5.00 per mile for buildings 14 feet wide.
Our storage buildings are delivered to your location fully assembled and put into place with a truck and dump trailer, similar to what is shown in the picture.
Free set-up includes leveling your building. Unlike most of our competitors, free concrete blocks are also included with delivery based on the delivery team leveling the unit from the highest point using the smallest dimension block available. We do not recommend placing units on blocks higher than 36 inches. If the site requires that we go over 36 inches, a charge of $2.00 per block will be charged and due at the time of delivery. The driver may refuse to block a shed if deemed unsafe.
Proper planning is vital to help ensure delivery can be made properly. Please review this entire page for helpful tips on how to plan for successful delivery.
The Liberty Storage Solutions Delivery Manager contacts customers in order to schedule a day and time for delivery. Proper site preparation can help ensure a fast and effective delivery. Customers should consider the following during preparation:
- The truck and trailer often require more room than the buyer anticipates. Ensure all stumps, limbs, and any other obstacles are removed from the immediate area.
- Be aware of low wires, branches and septic tanks.
- If there is a fence, there should be enough clearance to move the building through. If required, portions of the fence and posts should be removed before delivery. Liberty drivers are not authorized to remove fencing.
- Delivery personnel have the right to refuse installation to any site they determine unsafe or inaccessible.
- If the buyer intends to put a purchased building on another’s property, the buyer shall be responsible for providing proof of the property owner’s consent.
- If it is required to go on a neighbor’s property during the delivery process, the buyer is liable for any damages to any landscaping, yard, fence, septic systems, etc.
- It is ideal to unload and install a building on a prepared sight, such as a leveled gravel base. This kind of foundation reduces the possibility of settling in the future. If a prepared foundation is not available, concrete blocks will be used.
- If the site is not ready, causing a delay exceeding one hour, extra fees at the rate of $75 per hour will be charged and due on delivery. If the building is delivered within the terms of the contract, and for any reason, the driver is unable to complete the delivery and must return later, a $200 fee is required to have the building re-delivered.
The buyer is responsible for acquiring any required permits. We recommend that customers check with their local townships to find out if there are any requirements of placing a shed or gazebo on the desired property. There may be "setback" requirements that determine where the shed can be placed in relation to the property lines.
There may also be anchor requirements depending on the size of the structure. All towns, and even homeowner's associations, may have different regulations. As such, Liberty is unable to give specific advice in this area.
For an additional fee, Liberty Storage Solutions can provide a certified package that includes engineered drawings and anchors. Please speak with your local sales representative for details.
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While placing a shed on blocks is adequate for most applications, a stone foundation is still the preferred method. Having a properly prepared stone foundation can help:
- Prevent water damage by allowing the rain water to drain into the stone pad
- Prolong structural integrity by having the runners fully supported
- Provide an even foundation that will help prevent settling that can cause doors and windows to not function properly
General Guidelines For Pad Preparation
A LEVEL SITE: Preparing a level site is critical. The pad must be perfectly level, square, and without voids or rises. If the pad is not level, we would add blocking to level the building. On gravel or stone pads, the blocks could sink faster than the rest of the building and become uneven over time. A level site is even more critical the larger the building.
MATERIALS: For the best results, use a 4x4, 4x6 or 6x6 treated wood perimeter. Fill the area with 3/4" crushed stone. Do not use smooth rounded stone or river bed stone. A concrete pad can also be used. The concrete pad should be as close to the ground level as possible. The concrete should be level. Any voids or rises may result in water pooling that could ultimately result in rot and decay.
SIZE: The stone pad should be at least 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than your shed. This allows for proper drainage and will help keep vegetation, and the resulting moisture, away from your shed.
Want to prepare a level, gravel pad but not sure where to start?
No worries! We have partnered with a local excavating team that has the expertise to provide this service for you. See your local sales person for details.
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YARD SLOPE: The slope in the yard will have an impact on how much the shed is leveled. And looks can be deceiving! To determine how high a unit may need to be placed up on blocks, use a string level to check the grade. For detailed instructions, view the video above labeled "Planning for Elevation Highs & Lows".
Keep door placement in mind when ordering your shed. It is best to place the doors facing where the shed will be closest to the ground.
SHED CLEARANCE: The width and length of a unit being delivered should be considered when planning for delivery. While we can get through some tight spaces with the help of our state of the art delivery equipment, there should be enough space for the shed to make adequate turns. Sharp turns with obstacles such as trees, or buildings in the way can lead to shed damage or failed delivery. The longer the shed, the more room is required for the shed to pivot around turns.
NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY: If Liberty needs to pass between houses to reach the delivery site, consider the landscape. If there is significant slope between the houses, the shed can tilt and become dangerous if there is not enough clearance. Be sure to look for utilities like air conditioner units that can be overlooked in planning.
If the site is not ready, causing a delay exceeding on hour, extra fees at the rate of $75 per hour will be charged and due on delivery.
If the building is delivered within the terms of the contract, and for any reason, the driver is unable to complete the delivery and must return later, a $200 fee is required to have the building re-delivered.
Have More Questions About Delivery?
If you still have questions about how to plan for delivery, contact your sales person for advice.
For questions regarding a scheduled delivery date or time, you can reach out to the Delivery Manager during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm) at 828-536-0058.
*For information on delivery and professional installation of our swing sets and play sets, visit our play set pages. Click here to learn more.