Monday, July 27, 2015

Need A New Bus Barn?

Modular construction is great for offices and finished building applications, but sometimes schools just need a large open bay bus barn or maintenance shed. If your need is industrial a steel building is a great way to get a durable inexpensive space solution. Modular Solutions, Ltd builds steel buildings from a kit, but any size & type of options are available. You can have service bay doors, man doors, lighting, heating, cooling, water for wash bays, fire equipment, offices. The great thing about a steel building is that it can be any size, and any eve height. You can also have the steel building blend in by sprucing up your final finishes to include stucco, or brick wainscot, or other fun and creative finish options.

The term "bus-barn" is not always indicative of what the final space solution includes. There is a district in TX that is constructing a bus complex is a massive 130,000 sq. ft. facility on a 42-acre lot that will provide parking for 120 buses and 200 employee and visitor vehicles, which service over 20,000 students. The property will also also serve as a bus maintenance center and warehouse facility. Steel buildings are a great way to facilitate large district needs and keep the budget under control.

No matter what your steel building needs, make sure you get a professional that understands working on a school site, background checks, workplace safety, and of course proper licensing for steel buildings.

For a custom quote or more information contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What Are Tie Downs?

A modular building sets on a foundation. If the building is not securely fastened down to the earth in some manner it can be blown off the foundation in high wind situations.
There are studies of modular homes and commercial modular buildings that had tie downs, setting next to those that did not have tie downs. The buildings with tie downs survived high winds and extreme weather with little or no damage while buildings with no tie downs were sometimes a pile of rubble.

There are several types of tie downs based on the ground soil conditions and the type of foundation you are using.

No matter how large or small your modular building is we recommend tie downs. In most states they are required as a part of the foundation engineering. When you get a modular building installed from a reputable dealer or manufacturer they will always include a foundation design stamped by a professional engineer for your location and use.

Site built and modular buildings have faced total demolition during tornado or hurricane weather, but tie downs are a great way to keep your modular building more secure and safer when on the periphery of a storm.

For more information contact our team at Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Getting Ready For Monsoon

Monsoon season brings crazy weather and you need to be prepared if you are in a building or if you are getting a building installed. The monsoon weather is every extreme from small dust storms, to nightly lightning shows, to tornadoes, even summer wild fires, sink holes, and flooding heavy rain or hail storms. How do you prepare for it? A few good tips.
1. Make sure if you have shutters or storm windows they are functional and ready to be used.
2. If you are excavating a building "pit" for grade level set on new construction, berm the dirt on the sides, so the water does not fill in the building pad
3. If you are lightning strike zone check your lighting rods- Don't have any "get them installed"
4. High Winds: Look for loose roof nails or covering that is not attached well (ie shingles or rubberized) or patches to make sure they are sealed as well as possible
5. Driving Rains: Look for seal on trims & windows & doors - make sure they are caulked well & ready for the stroms
6. Dust Storms: Sometimes power outages are a result of high dust, make sure if you require power (ie hospital/law enforcement) your back up generators are fueled & maintained
7. Floods: Make sure your flood insurance is up to date

Some acts of nature are out of everyone's control, but looking ahead to stave off small or minor inconveniences you can extend the life cycle of your building against the ferocious monsoon season season storms.

For more great information on modular construction contact our team:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 Sales