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All about Gazebos
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All about gazebos
To start, make sure to measure the area where you plan to locate the gazebo. Also check to make sure that there are no trees, fences, or other structures to get in the way of construction. Inspect all shrubs and trees nearby to decide if they're too close or will become too close when they are mature. Also check for installed sprinkler heads or other underground systems ie; electric cables water pipes etc. to be sure the gazebo installation will not interfere with them.
The Gazebo Base
A hard, foundation is recommended for your gazebo, to provide proper support and sufficient drainage and keep it from any subsidance. You can use a concrete base, patio stones, concrete blocks, or gravel. If you use gravel, it is recommended that you extend the graveled area about one foot outside the perimeter of the gazebo boundary, in order to keep out moisture and weeds. If you use concrete blocks, it is recommended that you dig the blocks into the ground so that they extend no more than 6" above ground.
The foundation should be leveled from side to side — a foundation that's not leveled properly will result in a leaning gazebo, which is not only difficult to correct after the concrete has set, it looks bad and can place additional stress on the supports and joints.
If you elect to raise your gazebo off the ground, proper elevation support is critical. A good contractor can assist with proper placement of anchors and posts to ensure the structural integrity of the supporting framework.
If you plan to run electricity to your gazebo, you should consider hiring a professional electrician, unless you have experience working with electricity. Many gazebos are available with hidden wiring packages to conceal the electrical wiring inside the gazebo.
Be sure to check with your local planning officer
to make sure you meet all local requirements for
size and placement of your gazebo , and don't
forget to check with your local utilities companies
to check for any cables or pipes that may be
underground as well.
Free standing gazebos, easy gazebos, in fact any
gazebo that is not permanently fixed, does not
require plannig permision.