Storage barn building experience since 1998.

Arlen Mast

4314 S. Mohawk Rd.

Hutchinson, KS 67501


     If you are considering installing a storage shed, keep in mind that any portable shed deserves to be supported by a firm foundation. Let SOLID GROUND SERVICES help you solve your site preparation needs by professionally installing a crushed rock pad.

    A raised, level rock pad helps drain water away, and greatly reduces uneven settling, while allowing for the proper (and often mandatory) anchoring of your shed. While not highly visible, a solid pad is a key ingredient to satisfying your long-term expectations for a storage building.



    Once the location of the site is determined, a laser level is used to help establish a level grade. The pad is 12 inches larger than the building on all four sides to help keep mowing equipment away from your building.

    A layer of topsoil is removed using a skid loader, and treated 4x4 timbers are anchored around the perimeter. Next, the bed is filled with four inches of crushed limestone, then smoothed and packed ready for your new building. 

Corners and splices of the timbers are reinforced with galvanized metal brackets and fasteners.

A packer helps solidify and smooth the rock.


Warning: We will do our best to minimize tracking, but in soft or irrigated yards some tracks are inevitable. It is recommended that irrigation be turned off for a week ahead of excavation. Additionally, the homeowner should be prepared to level, pack, or reseed the lawn as needed.

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Updated 8/23/13.