These salt storage buildings were designed to prevent corrosion to the building and stored equipment – including hot-dip galvanized steel members, purlin caps and solid steel bracing rods. Both buildings are identical in size, but were designed as separate projects with distinct budgets and timelines.
- Building size: Two 141 ft x 360 ft buildings (101,520 total sq ft)
- 40 psf ground snow load, 29 psf roof snow load, 105 mph wind load
- Hot dip galvanized steel frames
- Non-FR tan PE cladding
- 18-in overhangs with ventilated mesh soffit on each side
- Two aluminum ARV 2000 roof vents framed and installed in each bay
- Pier with extended anchor foundation supplied by owner
- 12-ft Hanson precast concrete retaining walls
- Capped purlins to prevent dust entry
101,520 sq ft
Everything that Legacy said they were going to do, they did.
We obviously had contracts, but the overall feel was kind of like the olden days, where you felt you could just take somebody at their word. Price is a major factor in any purchase decision. But we didn't blink at having to pay a little more for the Legacy structure. Sometimes you have to spend more to get a higher quality building. The installation was very smooth. Legacy's in-house crew worked in cold winter conditions, and they erected the building within five days. They were a very professional group, and I'd highly recommend them. We like the sidewall columns going straight up instead of curving down like in our hoop buildings. First off, it lets us put more product in there. And our front-end loaders can get much closer to the walls and drive straight down the sides. It gives us more working room and increases our efficiency. In the long run I think this will be a building that requires less maintenance. Legacy was so outstanding to work with that I didn't even bother looking at pricing elsewhere.
Legacy was very easy to work with.
The old buildings used tubular steel, and no matter what you do, the salt gets inside the tubes and corrodes them. They came out here with their crew, rented all their equipment, and erected the buildings in three weeks flat – a week ahead of schedule. It's a stand-up company.
The Legacy construction crew was very professional and courteous.
Because of our soil issues, we simply couldn't afford to construct a more traditional building. The concrete costs made a more traditional building cost prohibitive. The lightweight design of our Legacy building allowed us to reach a compromise between soil conditions and cost. Regarding the design and construction phases of the building, I can say that the process went exceptionally well. When I made eleventh-hour changes to the job, Legacy handled them with ease. They finished the job well ahead of schedule, worked safely, and followed our stringent safety requirements to the letter.
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