There are a number of foundation options available for use with your structure. While cost is always a factor, the first consideration in determining the proper foundation is whether the installation is a temporary or permanent.
Generally, temporary foundations will be less expensive to install but are limited in the size of buildings they will support, and will not match the longevity of permanent foundations. Temporary foundations do not normally require heavy machinery or a large workforce to install. Often a couple of people with common tools can prepare a temporary foundation. Temporary building foundations, most of which do not include a sub floor, work well for agriculture buildings, riding arenas and work areas.
Permanent foundations, often chosen because they feature a solid, durable floor as part of the foundation, are well suited for sand and salt storage buildings, fertilizer storage buildings, water treatment plants, recycling facilities and aircraft hangars.
All foundations should be approved by a local foundation engineer to ensure that they are designed to accommodate the design load requirements for the site.
A Building Foundation for Every Need
Elemental Shelters provides the most versatile building foundation options. From money-saving foundations that enable Elemental Shelters to build just about anywhere to more traditional options, Elemental Shelters has the ideal foundation solution for any project.
Foundation solutions from Elemental Shelters can provide drastic savings, and many customers have saved thousands of dollars working with Elemental Shelters. The innovative Helical Anchoring System is less expensive than traditional foundations, and for many projects, Helical Anchors are a far superior option. Helical Anchors drill directly into the ground, eliminating the need for poured concrete, posts or other anchors. This feature drastically reduces the amount of required excavation and site work, leading to a cost-effective building project. This anchoring system is 100 percent temporary. The anchors make the structure easy to relocate, but also provide the strength and dependability of a permanent foundation. This enables them to be left in the ground as long as they are needed. Helical Anchors can be relocated with the structure, and as an environmentally friendly option, they can be removed without disturbing or harming the surrounding environment.
While the Helical Anchoring System is a great building foundation, Elemental Shelters also offers a number of other foundation options to meet the need of any business or individual. Elemental Shelters can build on the foundation that customers need – even existing foundations – or help find an option that best suits the project. Building foundations from Elemental Shelters include:
For customers that need extra storage, building on containers is an ideal option. These durable metal containers provide a sturdy foundation, while also creating a secure storage space that protects valuable equipment or tools.
Whether it’s building on a difficult lot or utilizing an existing foundation, Elemental Shelters finds the perfect foundation solution for every project. Call or Request a Quote to find out how Elemental Shelters innovative foundations can help.