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A good, sturdy foundation is crucial to any building that is built. Without a good foundation, any building is going to sink, shift, warp, tilt, or even worse, fall down! That’s why we’ve taken such care in providing you a useful, detailed guide to preparing a foundation for your new metal arch building kit. Every kit does require a foundation of some kind, and you can choose to purchase the materials from us or you can build it with your own materials. The instruction manual that you will receive with your kits has very specific logistics, component suggestions, and lists what you will need for the installation of your foundation. Completed Foundation for a Steel Arch Kit

Everything that you might need to construct the foundation for your kit is available at your local hardware or building supply store (though, as previously mentioned, you can also purchase a foundation kit from us as well). You will need basic tools like a hammer and screw drivers, strings and stakes to outline your installation area, wooden planks, wood screws, “L” brackets, pourable concrete, a shovel (for getting concrete in the corners), and a broom to smooth the concrete. You may need extra supplies if you intend on having walk-in or sliding doors installed on your building, but these extra needs will be listed in your manuals.

The length of your building is an important number when creating your foundation as you need to have it just slightly longer than the actual length of your building to accommodate your kit installation. If you have a building with no ends, your total length will be the building length (number of arches x 24” + 5”). If your building has one end wall and the other end is open, your total length will be the total length of the building (number of arches x 24” + 11”). If your building has two end walls, your total length will be the total length of the building (multiply the number of arches x 24” + 18”). The length of your footer will have the previously calculated total length of your building +5”.

Information about the actual construction of the footer will be included in your manuals, but we’re including a few images, sans information, below to let you get a feel for what it will look like throughout the process, and after everything is said and done.

A few steps to creating your foundation.

Questions about the foundations and what it takes to create the base for your new metal arch building kit? Feel free to call us at 800-398-2724. We’re more than happy to explain the process to you and talk you through any questions or issues that you might have.

Note: The information on this page is very general and not complete, nor is it nearly as detailed as the foundation instruction manual that you will receive upon purchase of your steel arch building kit, but it gives you an idea of what goes into creating your foundation and some of the materials needed to do so. Illustrations are for reference only. Actual dimensions portrayed in illustrations are determined by blueprints and local building codes.


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MORE ABOUT ARCH BUILDINGS is a leader in the metal arch building kit industry. For over 30 years we’ve been manufacturing some of the highest quality steel buildings available on the market, and now we’re bringing you our most popular building models in easy-to-construct kit form for your convenience! Whether you are looking for a garage, carport, agricultural storage area, government building, or something completely different, there is an steel arch kit to satisfy your needs!

Our steel arch building kits are made of our incredibly rugged Galvalume and come backed with our 35 year steel warranty, letting you know that we stand behind our products and that you can too. Our building kits can be painted to match any pre-existing building on your property, and custom-made end walls can be added in to your kit or crafted by you at home for an even more coordinated look. Every metal arch cover that we build is leak-proof and 100% clear span, meaning that you will be able to use every last inch of your building’s space with no beams or trusses getting in your way. Our arches vary in size and can be anywhere from 10’ to 200’ wide. Height is also able to be manipulated; when you order, be sure to know what peak height you’re looking for, as that is a main factor in the size and price of your steel arch building.

We offer our QuickShip Delivery standard with every metal arch building that we sell. This means that as soon as your kit has been fabricated in our factory, we load it onto one of our delivery truck and send it out to you in as few as 10 days of your initial order placement. Please contact us for current scheduling and delivery times. We offer international shipping for those arch buildings that are headed abroad, and we also allow for factory pick-up if you’d prefer to transport your kit yourself, so be sure to let us know what your preference is! If you need a building permit in order to build your arch building kit on your property, let us know. We are able to provide you with engineered drawings that will satisfy any permit requirements. These do not come standard with our steel arch kits, so you will need to request them when you are placing your order.

We love to talk about our metal arch building kits, so if you have any questions or concerns and would like to speak with someone over the phone, give us a call at 800-398-2724. We can answer your questions, walk you through the buying process, and help you place your order if you’re ready. We look forward to hearing from you!

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