What do I need to do before my metal building arrives for installation?
Here is a checklist of things to do before an Storage Solutions’ installation subcontractor arrives to put up you building.
Mark any utility lines running underneath planned installation site. If you do not know the exact location of any water, gas, or electric lines please call 811 to have them come out and mark the lines free of charge.
Prepare level lot: move earth if necessary to create a level installation surface. Sites must not be more than 3” off level to avoid any cut leg fees or other additional labor/ return trip fees.
The installation of buildings upon concrete retaining walls or on shipping containers will be addressed on a case by case basis.
If pouring concrete make the length of the pad 1 foot shorter than the length of the unit ordered. For example for a 24×31 the cement pad size should be a minimum of 24’x30’. We recommend 6 inches wider and 6 inches shorter to avoid concrete bursting when inserting the cement anchors. Ex. 24×31 our recommended size for the concrete pad is 24’6”x30’6”.
Clear any and all obstacles in and around the installation site such as cars, recreational vehicles, and debris to avoid a build over fee. Additional labor fees can be found on pricing sheets underneath additional options.
Installation crews need a minimum of 36” all around the building to fasten any wall paneling, end wall framing, and trim.
Have payment ready before the arrival of the installation crew. A small unit such as 18×21 carport will only take the installation crew about 45 minutes to complete. Remember the
installation crew could have more appointments after yours to complete.
Any safety requirements must be disclosed to Storage Solutions. upon purchase of unit. Storage Solutions must be aware of any safety training or safety classes/videos our installation contractors must complete prior to installation. Such requirements must be noted on purchase order upon submission.
Site preparation crucial to ensuring a smooth installation. Failure to adequately prepare your site could result in additional labor charges or even a return trip fee which is either $150 USD or %5 of the building price whichever is higher.