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Fabric Building Foundation Options

CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE

Because of its strength, versatility and availability, cast-in-place concrete is the most common foundation material for tension fabric buildings. Typical concrete foundations include poured walls, grade beams, and reinforced piers at or slightly above grade. Provided it’s properly designed and reinforced, a concrete foundation will serve its purpose of supporting our fabric structures.

SCREW PILES, HELICALS, MICROPILES AND EARTH ANCHORS FOR FABRIC STRUCTURE FOUNDATIONS

These foundation choices are usually very quick to install, with minimal or no excavation needed. This makes these options perfect for circumstances where subsurface items cannot be disturbed. Helical anchors are an especially good foundation for a relocatable fabric structure. Of course, these foundations do need to be engineered to handle the base reaction forces applied by the fabric building.

PRECAST CONCRETE

For many smaller fabric buildings, precast blocks and panels make an excellent foundation. The beauty of the precast option is that it serves to keep the structure in place, while also providing a retaining wall to hold various commodities. Additionally, the precast remains an asset because it is portable.

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