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Constructing the foundation for your Pioneer Steel building depends on a number of factors, such as geographical location and intended application. The area should be level and clear of obstructions. Consult your dealer about the type of foundation you will need for your steel building. Here are a few options.

Concrete Trough

Concrete Trough Option

This option uses a concrete trough design. Your steel building is placed into the trough. A concrete-grout mix is then used to fill in the trough. The grout can be finished to slope away from the steel at about a 20-degree angle to facilitate water drainage.

Baseplate & Floor

Baseplate and Floor Option

Pioneer Steel Buildings’ foundation baseplates provide excellent stability for your steel building. This foundation type features a concrete floor for your steel building into which you would bolt either of Pioneer's baseplates (see Accessories for details). Some of our customers have successfully used angle iron in place of the baseplate. Whichever method you choose, please consult with your dealer and building department to ensure compliance with governing building codes and by-laws.

Baseplate & Pier Foundation

Baseplate and Pier Foundation

By installing concrete piers or screw piles in the ground, you can provide your foundation with enough strength and stability to carry your Pioneer Steel building.

A concrete grade beam or steel beams can then be installed or attached to the top of the piers or screw piles, onto which is bolted the Pioneer baseplate.

The building panels are then affixed to the baseplate.

Raised Concrete

Raised Concrete Option

This foundation allows you to gain additional sidewall height while maintaining maximum stability for your metal building. Your concrete wall should be no less than 10" wide, onto which you will attach a Pioneer Steel baseplate (see Accessories for details). The steel building panels are bolted to the baseplate. Customers who use this style of foundation often raise their steel buildings 2' to 6'.