A solid foundation will ensure that you can enjoy your structure for years to come. There are a lot of things to consider when deciding on the best type of foundation that will work best for your structure and the location that you will be placing it in. We here at Backyard Fun Zone do not do site prep or any type of foundation. If you have us install your Gazebo, Pergola or Pavilion you will need to have the site already prepped and ready to go.
Each locality is different and has their own set of rule for free standing structures. Some require a permit for any new addition with a concrete foundation. Others my require permitting for anything over a certain square footage. We recommend that you look into your local permitting rules prior to purchasing.
There is not structural engineering for the in box Gazebo, Pergola or Pavilions. If your locality requires stamped engineered drawings for high winds or snow load we will not be able to provide these.
For a Gazebo with a floor a crushed stone foundation with paver blocks could be the right foundation for you. Like a shed foundation, the crushed stone provides drainage and ventilation for the gazebo.
Concrete Pad & Footers
Concrete Pads and Footers are great for Pergolas, Pavilions & Gazebos without floors. For footers it is very important that you know the frostline for your area to ensure you are pouring the correct at the correct depth.
When choosing a location it is important to understand how your yard and patio area drains after it rains. Your structure should be located in an area where rain water doesn’t sit and flows away from your structure. The 10 year warranty does not cover damage from structures exposed to prolonged contact of water.
More detailed Site prep info for a Gazebo here.