A Crucial Part of Every Project
A metal building foundation is not only responsible for supporting the weight of the metal building, snow and collateral loads, but also for anchoring the building to the ground to meet wind loads (especially important for projects in coastal and high-wind load areas).
Unlike traditional forms of construction, pre-engineered metal buildings concentrate their weight on their frame lines. As a result, large piers need to be poured under each of the columns of the metal building. The size and detail of the piers must be calculated by a licensed Structural Engineer.
To learn more about foundations for metal buildings and steel building kits, read our blog article titled Steel Building Foundations (Part 1).