Stone Base Tips:
The stone base is optimal for the gazebo. The 3/4" - 1.5" crusher run gravel, or as gravel yards call it, #2 crusher run, is the best use for a shed or gazebo. A 6" minimum base of crusher run is prime for your gazebo or shed. First off, when rain drips from the roof onto the ground, it does not splash up dirt and grime. The crusher run tends to pack and create a solid base. This is much better and highly recommended over a concrete pad. A concrete pad will cost a lot more and will end up cracking once water pools up under your structure and then freezes.
Secondly, the crushed stone base allows air to flow under your shed or gazebo and keep your structure dry and enjoyable for generations to come. For longevity, you will want air to be able to flow around and under your structure. This will keep the wood free from moisture preventing decay and deterioration over the years.
Take tips from this North Country Storage Barns customer and make your tranquil place as enjoyable as possible!