Many people install garden sheds without any foundation whatsoever. At the most, they’ll have a wood floor structure, which is the minimum necessary to maintain the structural stability of the shed. However, a garden shed that’s installed without any foundation is highly susceptible to any hardships of the weather. Wind and water especially can cause damage, even total failure of the garden shed.
For these three basic functions, foundations are usually made of materials that can’t be damaged by water and insects. Therefore it is preventing the typical rotting of wood that happens whenever it is in contact with the ground.
While any sort of foundation provides these benefits, Postech Screw Piles are the simplest and fastest to install. On the other hand, concrete foundations require excavation, creation of forms, pouring of the concrete, finishing off the concrete, removal of the forms, and backfilling. All that work requires bringing in heavy equipment and costs quite a bit.
In contrast, Postech Screw Piles can be installed quickly and easily by one trained expert, using one piece of equipment. Instead of the project taking days, it takes only hours, saving time, money and nerves. At the same time, the process is minimally disruptive; not tearing up your backyard just to put in a garden shed foundation.
Since Postech Screw Piles are made of heavily galvanized steels, they are resistant to weather. They are also resistant to wood-eating insects, another serious problem in some areas. Rather than having to put a barrier between the foundation and the shed’s floor structure, Postech Screw Piles act as a natural barrier.
While a garden shed installed on a screw pile foundation won’t withstand the high winds of a tornado, they will withstand normal stormy winds much better than a garden shed without a foundation, or simply installed with a floor structure. The blade part of the screw pile is anchored under the frost line, ensuring that the installation is not affected by wind, water, or freezing. This helps making your shed last longer, without suddenly moving from its intended location.