Your modular building I-Beams act as your
primary foundation, but these steel members do not provide
support between each module. You can
choose from a wide variety of foundation designs to support
the mateline, but the type you need for your
specific modular building will depend upon your
overall project objectives. Call us
at (866) 266.4622 (4MBA) to discuss your project.
The pictures above show a perimeter
grade beam, poured concrete pier and a perimeter
footer at grade
ready to receive a block stem wall.
All three of these options require specialized installation.
Addressing mateline stress is the most
critical element in a modular foundation design.
The picture on the left is a strip
footer foundation at grade. This economical design provides
support between modules because each strip
is poured perpendicular to the I-Beam frames. The
center picture above is one example of a
pier support system. These can be used as
either temporary or permanent installations.
The picture on the right shows a site constructed
pipe sleeve foundation design.
The steel pipe is imbedded in cement and permanently welded
to the modular I-Beam frame.
Below are three pictures showing the construction
process of a typical strip footer.