Short Answer: Purchasing anchors for your steel building can offer you many benefits. Benefits include a wind certification, additional building reinforcement, and to pass a building inspection.
When receiving quotes from different contractors, a common question you hear is, “would you like to purchase anchors for your building?”. We highly recommend anchors for every steel building. Reasons include the wind certification, the additional building reinforcement, and inspection purposes.
What are anchors?
Anchors reinforce and anchor your metal building into the ground for support. The type of anchor we use on your building depends on the base your building is set on. For example, if your building is on concrete, it needs concrete anchors. If it is on asphalt, it needs asphalt anchors, etc. If you choose to purchase anchors, the anchors certify your unit for a specific wind speed and are at an additional cost.
When you purchase anchors, your contractor can certify your metal building to withstand winds up to a specified speed. This wind warranty and the number of anchors vary by contractor. Therefore, check in with your contractor for more info on this option. Here at Midwest Steel Carports, Inc., we offer a warranty that can certify your building to withstand up to 115 MPH winds with your anchor purchase. For more information on our warranties, check out our blog on Warranty Information!
We install every anchor differently. For example, we drill the concrete wedge anchor directly into the base rail. However, regarding mobile home anchors, we drill the auger into the ground using a machine beside the base rail. From here, we bolt it into the side. Additionally, we tap the asphalt anchor into the ground beside the rail and then bolt it into the side as well.
Lastly, another important reason to purchase anchors for your building is for inspection purposes. Typically, if a building does not have any anchors to reinforce the base rails, your metal building will not pass inspection. Consequently, if your building does not pass inspection, your contractor will have to return to your area to add anchors and you may not have access to your structure until this is done.
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