When it comes to post frame building construction, one of the most important elements is the supporting posts or columns. They are responsible for the stresses that transfer to the foundation. In the past these posts have buried into the ground or anchored to the concrete foundation above ground. If you were to build a post-frame building, perma-columns are a precast concrete permanent option. Their sustainable solution is guaranteed to never rot like standard posts.
The Perma-Columns are Advantage
The biggest advantage is the fact that they will never deteriorate due to insects or decay. They are up to 60% stronger than standard laminated columns because the columns never come into contact with the ground so this means it is also an environmentally friendly solutions as no chemicals or preservatives are put into the ground either.
When you select Perma-columns for your pole-barn, garage, deck or commercial building construction you get the added durability of concrete. Perma-Columns also offers the incredible longevity and performance of concrete while preserving all the benefits of post frame construction.
Wood in the Ground Will Rot
When you have a building project you want to be assured that you will be set and happy with your finished project. The news about perma-columns is traveling fast and that is for good reason. Post-frame structures have greatly advanced pas the old practice of placing wooden column in the ground.
When wood is put in the ground, it is a sure bet it will rot, and plastic will only delay the process. From the constant moisture in the soil to insects and bugs that will eat away at the wood and in time this means your structure is not as secure or safe as it once was. Your building or structure is an investment that you want to last a lifetime.
Over Three Times Stronger
Perma-column is a 10,000 PSI precast concrete and that gives makes them over three time stronger than standard concrete. The precast columns are reinforced with 60,000 PSI rebar that is welded into a ¼” steel bracket. They are also constructed with corrosion inhibitors to protect the rebar reinforcement and brackets from rusting. These are huge pluses and they are easily integrated into current construction methods.