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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Do steel piers really make a good foundation for modular buildings?

Do steel piers really make a good foundation for modular buildings? Depending on the use of the building typically steel piers make an excellent foundation. You can use precast concrete pads under the pier that are 4" thick x 16" x 16", this really enhances the durability of the foundation. By being able to "re-adjust" your modular building in the future as soils expand and contract the piers are easily adjusted with the soil conditions. In most cases you are required by the local jurisdiction to get a PE stamp or engineering design stamp on the foundation plans you choose. Make sure you hire a local engineering team with experience to make sure your foundation system will not fail. Other types of foundations include concrete or block stem walls with matching piers & footings, precast wall systems, or insulated wall systems. For more details on the best foundation system for your modular building contact the professionals at Modular Solutions, Ltd - www.modularsolutionsltd.com or (800) 441-8577 or email your questions to information@modularsolutionsltd.com

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