WHY YOU NEED METAL STRUCTURES
Outdoor residential structures such as carports, garages and sheds are more durable and will last longer when they are constructed using metal on a solid concrete foundation. Often times, wood is used as an alternative to metal because it is cheaper and can be faster to construct. However, wood simply does not withstand the weather as well as metal does. Wood can rot and decay from the weather over the years, which obviously weakens the structural integrity of the structure. Metal structures also have a more permanent and professional appearance and can last for hundreds of years.
Even if you build your structure using metal, there are different types of metal with varying degrees of strength. For instance, some carports are made out of aluminum. Aluminum is a weaker metal that can support a smaller structure such as a carport or a small tool shed, but larger structures such as a garage should be made of a stronger metal such as steel. A steel building can withstand a much stronger load of weight for larger structures.
HOW TO PREP YOUR LAND FOR METAL STRUCTURES
Once you've decided where you want to start building your metal structure, the next step is to start prepping the land for the construction of your structure. If there are any trees or stumps in the area, you will want to contact a tree removal company to come out and fully remove the tree and/or the remaining stump. It is especially important that the stump is ground down below the level of the ground. Even trees that are just nearby where the structure is planned to be built may need to be removed if they are going to be too close. Roots from trees can often times lead to foundation issues, so this will need to be taken into account. At the very least you may want your tree service company to just trim back any nearby tree limbs to make sure they will not obstruct the construction of your structure.
After you've removed any trees, stumps or other miscellaneous debris, you will want to make sure you grade the area of land properly for rain runoff and drainage. This will also help provide a flat surface for a level foundation for your metal structure. This can be done with a small bobcat or other land-moving machine that can help to even out the ground where the structure will be built.
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