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So, you’ve decided that you’re ready to have a new structure built on your property. You have a plot of land picked out and your ideal design in mind, but are you truly ready? Whether you’ve settled on a barn, carport, garage, patio, she shed, etc. there is a substantial amount of information that you, as the property owner, must know before a professional company like Millennium Buildings begins the installation of your brand new structure.

Terrain Constraints

Do you have an appropriate location on your property for this new structure to be built? The natural space that your home is built around could play a pivotal role in the success of building installation.

Level Land

Our professionals have repeatedly noticed that un-level land is one of the most significant limitations when it comes to installing a building on a client’s property. Determining the slope of your property isn’t the most straightforward task, which means that most homeowners estimate which parts of their property look the most level.

If you plan on placing your structure on concrete or gravel, a concrete expert can help evaluate the area and make professional recommendations for placement of your structure. This will certainly prevent construction issues down the road. Most concrete experts are the best resources for area preparation for your next metal structure. Without a level ground to construct upon, your building will be highly susceptible to weakness, instability, or leaks.

Land Space & Structure Dimensions

Do you have enough land space to add a new structure? What may seem like an obvious query often catches people off guard. There are two steps you must take to solve this question. The first is to research the dimensions of the structure you want built. If your desired structure is too big for your land space, you’ll need to reconsider your options. With Millennium Buildings, our structures have a wide range of size possibilities, which allow for optimal customization.

If you are worried about how to measure your intended space, the proper tools are readily available at any local home goods or appliance store. 

When considering the dimensions of your structure, consider your intended use of the structure. Will you be storing a boat on a trailer? Parking a motorcycle underneath a carport or in a garage? Remember to always add a foot or two to cover future requirements

Driveway Composition

Concrete is the supreme base material for metal structure foundations. When adding buildings to your property, their base should consist of a poured, concrete slab. Your driveway’s composition will play a role in the health and support of this poured base.


A concrete driveway is an excellent support system for this concrete base, as it is durable, tough, and long-lasting.


A dirt driveway is an OK support system, as it is firm and durable. The downside to dirt is that it can be vulnerable to Mother Nature, but aside from that, it can be a trusty base under concrete.


A gravel driveway is the least ideal base to add your concrete slab to. If you pour a concrete base over gravel, the concrete will be highly susceptible to cracking, moving, and breaking. Gravel is a weak base that can be easily manipulated by humans and nature, which makes it an unflattering base for metal structures. It’s advised to reconsider another part of your property to build your structure upon that is not gravel.

Prepare Your Property for Millennium Buildings 

Once you’ve assessed the terrain of your property and made adjustments accordingly, it’s time to contact a qualified metal structure installation company like Millennium Buildings. Our vast customizable steel structures allow our clients to receive their dream building. To learn more about our services, contact us at 866-216-8488.

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