Delivery, setup, and leveling of sheds and gazebos is free for the first 50 miles. There is a small fee of $3.00 per mile for each mile over 50 for buildings 12 feet wide or less and $5.00 per mile for buildings 14 feet wide.
Our storage buildings are delivered to your location fully assembled with a truck and trailer similar to what is in this picture.
FREE concrete blocks are also included with delivery based on the delivery team leveling the unit with a 4" minimum block at your highest grade. If your site requires or you request that we go over 36" then a charge of $2.00 per block will be applied and due at the time of delivery. The driver may refuse to block a shed if deemed unsafe.
The customer is responsible for obtaining any required permits. It is our recommendation that customers check with their local city, town, county, and/or homeowner's association to find out if there are any requirements for placing a shed or gazebo on the property. There may be "setback" requirements that dictate where the shed can be placed.
In some cases anchors may be required. Requirements vary depending on the city, town, county, and/or homeowner's association regulations.
For an additional fee, we can offer a package that would supply you with the items needed if you are permitting your shed.
General statute in the state of North Carolina says that any shed over 144 square feet requires a permit. However, it is up to you the customer as to whether you choose to permit your shed or not. This is responsibility of the customer.
The Delivery Manager from Harkey’s Hauling, LLC contacts customers in order to schedule delivery. Having your site ready can help ensure a fast and effective delivery.
Please make sure all stumps, limbs, and any other obstacles are removed from the area where your shed will be installed.
Keep in mind that low wires, branches and septic tanks are hazards when delivering your shed. Talk with your salesperson for additional information.
Fences should have a gate large enough that we can get the building through. In some, cases you may need to remove a post or section of fence to allow us access for delivery. Our drivers are not permitted to remove any items. This is a customer responsibility.
Delivery drivers have the right to refuse any installation they determine has limited access or is unsafe.
If we are to cross a neighbor's property to make your delivery happen then it is the responsibility of the customer to make sure that you have permission for us to cross. The customer is responsible for any damage to the neighbor's property, fencing, etc...
The best case scenario is to have a prepared level area for delivery. See our GRAVEL PAD page for more information. However, concrete block will be used if a prepared site is not available.
If access to your site is not readily available and causes a delay exceeding one hour then extra fees at the rate of $100 per hour will be charged and due on delivery. If you request additional block and it requires more than an hour then extra fees will be incurred at the rate of $100 per hour plus the cost of block. If for some reason the driver is unable to complete the delivery and must return at a later time then a fee of $200 will be assessed.
A gravel pad is the preferred method but placing a shed on concrete blocks is adequate in most cases. Having a properly prepared gravel pad can help:
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.
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.
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.
YARD SLOPE: The slope in the yard will have an impact on how much the shed is leveled. Looks can be deceiving! Using a string level is a good way to determine how high a unit may need to be off the ground. Once you do this and see the grade then you can determine door location when ordering/purchasing your shed. It is always best for your doors to be located at the lowest point of your grade.
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.
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