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Plan Now & Enjoy the Nice Weather!

While we are enjoying the nice weather of the summer, it’s always a great time to be thinking of your late summer and fall projects. Often we hear people rueful that they were not able to get their structure up before snowfall since winter always sneaks up. What better time to plan for those projects than now!

We have many wonderful weather days for installing, rather than having to settle with a less than ideal day to put the building up and especially fasten the cover down. Friends and neighbours would likely be more willing to help as well.

  • These buildings are great for storing the hay and other equipment for your farm.
  • They can cover your swimming pool to extend your season into late fall/early winter.
  • Park your RV, boat or other fun summer toys over the winter to keep them protected.
  • Plan for a garage so this will be the year you don’t need to brush snow off your vehicle.

There are so many great uses, call us today to discuss your project requirements and out there ideas!

The fall is always a busy time here at Multi Shelters. We would love to help you with your 2017 project, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Structures on Blocks or Shipping Containers

There has often been the need to elevate structures to create more storage capacity. When the product being stored does not lend itself to stacking, such as salt, sand or soil, there is the added dimension of outward push on the wall. Not only does the pile push outwardly, but an operator scooping the product will create even greater push.

Storage containers and over sized concrete blocks are the economical solution for such a storage requirement. The weight and the stability which both the containers and blocks give, eliminates the need to anchor into the ground. Containers are often simply put on the ground. When going more then two layers with the blocks, there should be a concrete pad or special preparation of the soil to provide stability.

When choosing this foundation method, it is important to consider how and where the shelter will shed water and snow. The top of the wall or container must be sealed to the possibility of moisture going inside. The other thing that must be given proper consideration is that the shelter is able to deal with the extra wind load created by elevating the shelter this much. In most of these installations, the wind load on a building is at least double of what it would be if mounted on the ground.

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Plan Now and Enjoy the Nice Weather!

While we are enjoying the nice weather of the summer, it’s always a great time to be thinking of your late summer and fall projects. Often we hear people rueful that they were not able to get their structure up before snowfall since winter always sneaks up. What better time to plan for those projects than now!

We have many wonderful weather days for installing, rather than having to settle with a less than ideal day to put the building up and especially fasten the cover down. Friends and neighbours would likely be more willing to help as well.

These buildings are great for storing the hay and other equipment for your farm. They can cover your swimming pool to extend your season into late fall/early winter. Park your RV, boat or other fun summer toys over the winter to keep them protected. Plan for a garage so this will be the year you don’t need to brush snow off your vehicle. There are so many great uses, call us today to discuss your project requirements and out there ideas!

The International Plowing Match is on our doorstep this year in Harriston and the fall will certainly be a busy time here at Multi Shelters. We would love to help you with your 2016 project, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Outdoor Farm Show: We look forward to seeing you, 2 more days!

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We have been doing this show for over 20 years, but this year at the Outdoor Farm Show we have a special booth. We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with one of our long time customers, John & Eadie Steele from Shepherd’s Choice. If you didn’t get a chance to come out yesterday, you’re in luck because there’s still two more days! We are in Woodstock at Canada’s Outdoor Park from 8:30am-5pm today and tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you out!
http://www.outdoorfarmshow.com/
http://www.shepherdschoice.ca/about.html