Carolina Structural Building Process
Fees associated with building permits are different in every
county and city. Fees are also different for different size buildings.
We do not have a list of permit fees, but you can contact your local planning
and inspection department to determine their cost. A Carolina Structural
associate will provide you with the information needed on our buildings to aid
you in pulling a permit. Carolina Structural will pull your permit for you
for an additional cost if you do not want to do it yourself.
Grass Removal - If you plan on having a concrete
slab in your building it is necessary to remove any grass, roots, or any other
biodegradable matter from the site before grading. This is to ensure
proper compaction under your slab and will help prevent your slab from cracking.
This work can be done by you, we can recommend a sub-contractor, or we will be
glad to give you a price if you prefer a turn key job.
Grading - Prior to placement of concrete the site
must be graded level and proper drainage in the surrounding area must be
considered. After the grass has been removed, clean compactable fill
material is hauled in and graded. We recommend using sand, clay, rock or
screenings for fill material. Topsoil is absolutely forbidden under a
slab. Again, you can hire your own grader to do this, or we can provide
you with a grading contractor in your area. We will be glad to calculate
the amount of fill material your project will require.
Footers & Post Setting
When site is ready, we will come in and drill 12" x 36"
footers on each eave side of your building. After footers have been
inspected and passed, we set each post in approximately 240 lbs. of concrete
(depending on building size).
The engineered design of our building allows for a floating
slab. Each post has its own load bearing footer. This allows each
customer the option of placing a concrete slab now, in the future, or not at
all. If a customer prefers a concrete slab then we recommend a 4" thick
3,000 psi, (fibermesh reinforced) slab with a 6" x 8" turn-down around the
perimeter. This turn down is recommended to protect the edge of the slab
from frost heave and roots. The building will still meet code for any wind
zone in NC, SC or VA without a slab. We will be glad to provide you with
proper concrete slab details if you want to hire your own concrete contractor to
save money. If you would like a turn key project, we can provide a price
for your concrete work.
After posts are set and concrete slab is poured, we will
complete the erection of your building. Approximately 1 -2 days later the
garage door (s) will be installed and project will be complete. Do not be
nervous if your neighbors and friends begin to turn green with envy.... it
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