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Do you know where your metal building installation journey starts? Well, it begins with selecting the right installation site where you can prepare the foundation and make it ready before metal building components reach your doorstep.
The demand for metal buildings is increasing due to their versatility & great features, and hence more people are replacing their conventional structures with prefab steel buildings. Ordering a steel building has become highly convenient as many dealers and manufacturers offer you an online platform to purchase metal buildings with a few clicks. However, selecting the right installation site and a strong foundation is a must that you should take care of.
So, if you are planning for a new installation, you should first put your efforts in selecting the most favorable installation site.
Below are some crucial points you must consider when choosing or preparing for the metal building installation site.
Proper Drainage System: Before you finalize a structure, ensure that the lot has an appropriate drainage system. In case of heavy rainfall, or snow melting, water can collect at the foundation, making it weak. Hence you should prevent water from gathering in the foundation. With a good drainage system, you can keep the structure strong, secure, and rust-free.
Cleaning the Installation Area: Remove all vegetation, including grass and tiny plants, from the site's area. When fixing anchors in the soil, you don't want any plant there because it would weaken the base.
Ground Elevation: Water always runs from higher elevation to lower. So, if you have land at a lower elevation, it has an increased risk of water-related issues. Hence, it's always good to select land at a high elevation.
However, it's essential to ensure the elevation is not too high as it may cause trouble for the delivery team and machines to reach the installation site and complete the installation process on time. Height of your land matters a lot as it may affect the delivery and final building cost.
Convenience of Location: Convenience matters a lot for the timely installation of your prefab steel structure. Firstly, you need machines and big vehicles for a strong foundation. Later, the delivery team will reach your prefabricated steel building components. Afterward, the installation team will arrive with big machines like cranes to unload or install roof structures. All this requires convenience to reach your property.
Make sure the essential units are close to the land, and you have your property closer to the road. This will provide an easy pathway for the installation essentials to complete the process within a given time frame.
Level of Security: Security matters a lot if you plan to install a custom metal building for livestock, haystack, or personal vehicles. You always want to ensure security from theft, vandalism, and weather troubles. Hence, you should prefer opting for a property near your house.
Local Building Codes: Every state in the USA has different building codes, which you must know before you make up your mind for the installation and start preparing for the foundation. You should consult with the metal building experts or local authorities to know the building codes and ensure your land is eligible for installation. You should take permits for installation before the installation team arrives at your home. Missing a permit will lead to a delay in installation.
If you are stuck in selecting the right installation lot for your dream steel structure, Carports Advisor can help you. We provide quick assistance at (704) 802-7710 to help you finalize the land, prepare your foundation, and get a prefab steel building on the land.
At Carports Advisor, you can choose from a broad range of steel structures that come with 100% customization options. You can customize them from scratch and place your order after being satisfied with the final customizations.
We let you choose from top metal building manufactures of the USA. Further, Carports Advisor also gives you the unique option to compare any two structures and find the best one. This option is a great way that can help you in decision-making. Our team works closely with our customers during the entire building project – from research to concept and design to delivery.
So, what are you waiting for? Start your metal building buying journey today.