Just Because It Can Be Outside, Doesn’t Mean It Should Be!

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Multi Shelter Solutions of Palmerston, Ontario, helping you find your shelter solution for over 30 years! Our mission is to help you get the knowledge you need, so you can feel confident in your structure purchase. We want to help you consider all the options and angles you’ll need to, to get the structure that’s right for your situation.

Every call starts with the questions, “what are you trying to accomplish?” and “what is the situation you are working with?” to help us ensure you get the structure you need, Specializing in unique shelter construction, we don’t bend any steel before we get an order. We sit down with each customer to assess what their structure will be used for, and the location, and help you find the solution that will be most useful for your application. We have many standard variations to offer, and aren’t afraid to venture outside the box to get the right fit for you!

We don’t sell you a structure, we help you buy one!

Installing Anchors to a Base Beam

This post covers one of our most frequently asked questions, and we hope the description and video can help clarify this issue a bit more. Thanks for your feedback!

The main function of anchors is to prevent uplift. Do not forget about the “foundation function” as well which is meant to prevent settling or lateral shifting. Improperly anchoring a building from up lift, down force and lateral movement will all, equally, cause problems and expense. There are many different ways of anchoring a building because there are so many circumstances which people are dealing with.

When anchors can be installed at opposing angles, they work against each other and therefore will multiply their  holding power. Care must be taken to stay away from anchors that will bend (i.e. re-bar). When the anchors are going straight into the ground, care must be taken to ensure proper holding power. This is most often done with plugs of concrete. When anchors have been extended out of the ground, care must be exercised to eliminate the possibility of outward lean. It is important to consider the total amount of square inches of contact area between anchors and soil. Many time fewer big anchors is less holding power.

One thing which simply can not be stressed enough is that there simply is no such thing as too many anchors. Anchors are generally very inexpensive, especially when you are looking with hind site at some damage.

For more details and to watch an illustration, please see our YouTube Video below

East coast delivery savings!

A heads up, our typical early September east coast run has been moved up to the end of August.

If you call in before Wednesday August 14th and book your order for inclusion in this load for August delivery, you will secure the old “pre August” pricing and have a discount on delivery charges.
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Please remember we only typically deliver between March-November every year. Thank you for your continued interest in Multi Shelter Solutions!