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Why should I anchor my carport

Anchor My Carport:

Anchoring your carport or metal building will increase the buildings ability to withstand strong winds, and high gusts.

What are the methods used to anchor the carport and garages?

We utilize three types methods to Anchor a Carport, Anchor a Metal Garage,  Anchor a RV Carport or other Metal Building:

1.  When working with concrete we mount the structure with  concrete wedge anchors.

2.  We use a 30 inch rebar anchor for ground surfaces.  This rebar system is used when a building  is mounted to the ground, gravel, asphalt, or a soft surface.

3.  Hurricane/Mobile Home Anchors or technically called a Helix Anchor: On  certified buildings, a helical mobile home anchor (common called hurricane anchor) is used. On non-certified structures, these can be purchased as an optional item.  This work very well for stabilizing a building.  See sketch below for installation method.

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30x16 Standard Enclosed Building, Rev 1-12

Mobile Home Anchors

Hole dug with pick axe at base of bottom rail

Hole dug with pick axe at base of bottom rail

Anchor inserted in hole

Anchor inserted in hole

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attached anchor to base rail

attached anchor to base rail

A bolt with a poly propylene washer is attached through the side of base rail and ran through the eye at the top of the mobile home anchor

There are quite a few steps to installing a mobile home anchor which is well worth $25 for the labor and materials.

We recommend installing one on each corner for a 21 foot long system, and increasing that for the larger carports and buildings.

 

 

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