Investing in a new metal structure is an exciting time! While selecting your new metal building and working with our designers ensures you receive the right structure for your needs, there are several steps in the process. One of the most important steps is preparing your property for installation. We can install your building on concrete, dirt, asphalt, or gravel. In some cases, we can even install your building on wood!
IMPORTANT: Foundation guidelines vary with each manufacturer. Below is a general guide. Please contact one of our designers to discuss your foundation prior to doing any work or pouring concrete. Dealer and Seller are NOT responsible for incorrectly installed concrete, gravel, dirt, or asphalt pads. If your order must be updated, you may be responsible for any additional costs accrued.
The first step to prepare your property for your new metal structure is to check your local, city and/or state requirements and regulations for adding a new building to your property. Our designers aren’t familiar with all local regulations, so it’s important that you check and receive all licenses and/or permits required to add onto your property.
The next step to prepare for installation is the site preparation. Here is what you need to know. Please note this applies to ALL foundation types.
1. You should ensure that the ground where we are installing the building is level or has no more than a 4” (inch) grade. If the grade is more than 4” (inches), you will need to increase the leg height and add post cuts. Please let your designer know if your site has more than a 4” (inch) grade so they can help you with this when quoting your project.
2. You will need to remove all electrical wires located less than ten’ (feet) above the height of your structure.
3. You will need to remove all underground utility lines within the structure site.
4. You will need to mark all underground utility lines within 20’ (feet) of the structure’s intended footprint.
5. You will need to provide a clear right of way and an unimpeded work space for the erection of the structure.
6. Please note that your metal building cannot be installed up against an existing structure or physical element and that there must be a minimum of 2’ (feet) of space between the building and any existing structure or physical element. This includes cliffs and trees.
7. You will need to provide access to electricity.
We hope you are excited for your new metal building! We are grateful for your business, and our designers are available to help you through the process. If you have questions or need guidance just let us know!