The post-frame system provides a wide array of foundation options. This enables you to chose the one that best fits your budget and objectives.
Most commercial post-frame buildings, whether by code conformance or preference, are bolted onto a reinforced concrete slab or a traditional cast-in-place concrete or masonry block foundation.
Enhanced column options are also available, such as pre-cast, reinforced concrete columns and a variety of sleeves and/or coatings that protect wood columns from directly contacting the ground.
Using treated wood columns is the traditional, and least expensive method.
Here is a summary of some of the post-frame in-ground foundation options.
- Pre-cast reinforced concrete columns
- Poured-in-place concrete pier systems
- HDPE plastic barrier wood protection systems
- Blow-molded plastic barrier system
- Polyethylene post sleeve and footing forms
- Asphalt and polyethylene based barrier wrap protection system
- Treated wood for post frame
Whatever you choose, you can be confident that post frame construction will provide a lasting building solution.