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Installing a Tuff Shed

I am considering buying a Tuff shed to install in my backyard to use as an artist's studio.  I know installation is included however I am curious if you can recommend or will recommend contractors who could prepare the site for installation.
For instance, does it need a concrete pad?  Can it be installed on concrete blocks?
Questions like that.
Also would they be able to install electricity to the shed?
Thank you.
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Posted 2016-05-05T21:30:56+0000  by Ingk Ingk
Hello Ingk.  Welcome to the Community!

Site prep can be as simple as providing a level ground surface for the shed foundation to rest on, or as complex as a concrete pad.  Landscape contractors can typically do the former, and concrete folks can do either one.  Concrete blocks can be used on a level ground, but are not necessary.

An electrical contractor would do the power connections from home or garage to the shed.

As far as recommending specific people, Home Depot has a website called Pro Referral where qualified contractors in your area can be found.

For more specific questions about Tuff Sheds, you can contact them directly:

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Posted 2016-05-06T16:47:17+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI

Hi Ingrid.


Thank you for your great question.


I had a TuffShed installed a few years ago and I elected to have a concrete pad put in.  I liked the stability of the concrete pad as opposed to just placing the shed on the ground.

Be sure to check with your city planning department to see if any permits are required. 


Tuff Shed does include the Galvanized Steel Frame as it’s for a good quality and stable base for its shed to sit on.  I had an electrical conduit set into the pad on my shed.

The combination of the cement pad and the galvanized beams gives you a very strong and sturdy foundation for your Tuff Shed.

As Chris mentioned, you will be able to find a qualified contractor on our web site “ProReferral” for the installation of the pad and for having your shed wired for electrical.


Please take some pictures of your shed project as it progresses and share them with us at


Be sure to let us know if you have any further questions.



Posted 2016-05-06T19:14:02+0000  by Rick_HD_OC
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