Foundation (not included)
The following are not included with your building kit but are suggested options to consider for your foundation.
Permanent Foundation (Standard)
The concrete base foundation is a floating foundation with a 18’ wide and 18’ deep footer running around the perimeter of the structure. This type of concrete foundation has a “U-Groove” formation into which the assembled building is grouted.
Portable Foundation (Optional Purchase)
Unique to our style of steel building, the portable foundation (base plate) is engineered specific to your building and is made from heavy duty 14 gauge steel. It is affixed to a solid floating foundation with a footer as small as 10’ wide by 18’ deep. Staggered anchor bolts are used to connect the base plate to the concrete perimeter. The steel building is then assembled and bolted directly onto the industrial base plate. (note: anchor bolts are also purchased separately)
Benefits of Portable Foundations
- No loss of building height due to foundation
- Concrete footer almost 40% smaller
- Steel building can be easily moved to a new location
- No grouting required
- Speeds up construction time
- Simplifies construction
Call 1-800-668-5111 to discuss the benefits of a portable foundation for your steel building.