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At Elephant Structures, we are committed to getting you all the information required to have your building site ready to go to ensure a quick and professional installation. When an order is placed, you will receive additional information on preparing the site for installation day. Remember, it is the customer’s responsibility to secure all permits and approvals prior to the installation process. A member of our team will contact you to schedule the install and to answer any questions. If you would like assistance in preparing your site, Elephant Structures has partnered with www.carportslab.com for a list of general contractors in your area.

Metal Carport Installation Instructions

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Suggestions on pouring a concrete pad for your metal carport or garage
Our carports and metal buildings do not require concrete pads or slabs to be installed on your property. In fact, most carports are installed over grass, stones, or even dirt. However, if you are interested in a concrete pad, most concrete contractors will usually recommend pouring a concrete pad, or concrete slab, 3/4" wider and the same length as the metal carport building frame you order. It is important to verify the length of your building frame when ordering from Elephant Structures. The length of the frame is always 1 foot shorter than the length of the roof ordered. Therefore, if you buy a 18' wide x 21' long metal garage, the actual dimensions of the frame will be 18' wide x 20' long. Our customer service representatives will be happy to discuss any questions that you may have during the ordering process.

While it may not be required in your area, we recommend concrete footers on any metal structure over 24' wide.

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Make sure that your building site is level
In order to get the highest quality installation, we ask our property owners to have the site prepared and ready to go on the day of installation. Additionally, please remove any electrical wires less than 15 feet above the intended height of the structure and verify that no underground utilities will be impacted by the installation process of your new metal building.

Our installers will use a minimum of 3' rebar anchors for ground installation or concrete anchors over a concrete slab. The use of double helix auger anchors, also commonly refered to as mobile home anchors, may be used for an additional charge or standard with a certified carport, garage, or barn. Remember, all of our structures come with free installation and free delivery.


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Assembling the galvanized steel frame for the carport

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Installing the metal siding and framing out the walk-in door

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Finishing the metal siding on the back of the carport

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Finished view of the metal garage

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Finished view of the metal garage

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Finished view of the metal garage from the other side



 
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