Shed Delivery & Set Up Info

Free Delivery & Set Up 

Within central North Carolina including:

  • Solid concrete leveling block up to 12". Additional charge for leveling over 12". Block piers should not exceed 24" in height per engineer.
  • Ground anchors included on all sheds over 12x12
  • Sheds are built and delivered fully assembled, using a Mule shed mover to lessen damages in your yard. Our pre-built sheds deliver outstanding customer value through production efficiency and quick delivery. Consult your dealer with specific concerns.
    • Additional fees may apply outside of central North Carolina.
    • Hardwood and pressure treated leveling shims may be used up to 3” in conjunction with solid concrete block. See Picture

Lead Times

Estimated lead times vary depending on product details and time of year.

  • Ask your salesperson for current delivery lead time estimates
  • Material availability and weather may effect estimated lead times

Customers are typically contacted 3-4 days ahead of the next available delivery time to set up a date and time that works best for you.

At The Shed Depot of NC, we strive for a “perfect 10” customer experience from start to finish. This page provides helpful tips on how to plan for a successful delivery.

Customer Responsibilities

  • Proper site selection that meets:
    • HOA
    • Inspection / Zoning Requirements
    • Convenience
    • Aesthetically pleasing
    • Level enough for easy access after delivery 
  • Clear Access
  • Permits and HOA Approval
  • Property permission if crossing or using someone else's yard
  • Marking of underground utilities and obstructions such as irrigation, septic tanks, etc. Customers can call 811 to have utilities marked for free.

Planning for your Delivery

Proper planning is vital to help ensure delivery can be made properly. Please review this page in its entirety for helpful tips on how to plan for a successful delivery.

Site Selection

Slope determination and leveling considerations

  • We include free 4x8x16" solid concrete leveling block up to a 12" slope.
  • Determining slope can be difficult and the pictures don't often properly portray actual conditions. Here are some tips of how to determine slope in your yard.

  • One simple rule of thumb we sometimes use is whether you would feel comfortable operating a riding lawn mower across the slope.

slope determination for your shed

steeper slope consideration

  • We do not recommend blocking this high without plans of building a better access point.
    • Additional fees of $3.00 per block over 12"
    • Dealer can provide block counts for specific size buildings 
    • Keep in mind the door placement on the shed in comparison to where it will sit in your yard.
    • Free re-leveling is included in our 5 year warranty
    • Leveling warranty is honored provided that settling is significant enough to adversely affect building performance and is not due to an act of nature or placement in flood prone areas.

Clear Access

  • Clear access is considered having a clear path that is 2' wider and taller than that of your shed, especially when installing between fences, houses and trees. In some cases, less than 2' of clearance is acceptable. Consult with your sales representative for your specific situation.
  • The building will be unloaded in the most accommodating space, preferably out of heavily trafficked streets.
  • The Mule will be used to maneuver the building into the desired space. The Mule minimizes the potential damage down to your yard and is a standard feature for all deliveries. This machine allows us to fit into tighter spaces and into your desired location.
  • Some common obstacles to be aware of include:
    1. Slope
    2. Trees
    3. Branches
    4. Stumps
    5. Fence Width
    6. House and Shed Overhang
    7. Wires and Septic Tanks - Both where the shed is going and the route taken to get it there.

  • Maneuvering into the final location
    • Think of parallel parking a car. There needs to be enough space to turn between obstacles and maneuver the building as needed. Normally, we need 3-4 feet on either side of the building to move it into final location.

  • Inaccessible sites or installer delays may result in additional fees. If you are uncertain, contact a dealer for additional details. 

Site Preparation

  • Free of trees, shrubs, and other man made waste such as natural debris and pet waste.
    • Level grass or dirt area (most common)

Benefits of this include: Easy, quick, and cheap

  • Solid leveling block will be provided free of charge up to 12"
  • Moisture barriers are not recommended because they can negatively impact pier leveling and placement. All runners and floor joists are pressure treated.
  • Hardwood and pressure treated leveling shims may be used up to 3" in conjunction with solid concrete block.

  • Concrete Slab

Benefits of this include:

  • Keeps the building low to the ground which is more asethetically pleasing and easier to access.
  • Allows the runners to be supported all along the length of the building.

Consult with your sales representative for dimensions and anchor considerations.

  • Gravel Pad

Benefits of this include:

  • Cheaper than concrete.
  • Keeps the building low ot the gorund which is more asethetically pleasing and easier to access.
  • Allows the runners to be supported all along the length of the building.

Consult with your sales representative for dimensions and anchor considerations.

Permits and HOA Approval

  • Per North Carolina State building code, all buildings over 12x12, not including 12x12, are required to be permitted, anchored to the ground, and meet building code construction requirements - unless designated for farm use. The Shed Depot of NC can provide engineered plans that meet North Carolina statewide building code requirements. We offer 120mph wind zone version for central North Carolina and 150mph versions for eastern coastal North Carolina regions. The Shed Depot of NC is not responsible for any local zoning and inspection regulations in excess of state requirements. Check with your local zoning and planning for more information
  • In the event that your shed fails inspection, The Shed Depot of NC will make every effort to rectify the situation. Additional charges may apply if failure is due to circumstances other than construction, set up, and anchoring per our plan design.
  • HOA approval and building/zoning permits are two different things. Be sure to consider both of these when designing and ordering your storage shed.

Installing sheds on a property not owned by you

  • Placing your building on a rental property or property not owned by you requires a Landlord Release Form.
  • The use of a neighbor's yard required their written permission before delivery. 
  • Forms can be obtained from the dealer during the sales process.  

Contact dealer if you have any additional questions or concerns

We understand that each site is different and unique. If you feel you have a difficult site after reveiwing this page, we encourage you to contact your sales representative regarding your site.

Call us today at (919) 776-0206 to learn more or fill out the form below.