The base condition of steel metal building means how the vertical components of your steel metal buildings are connected to the foundation. While steel buildings are known for their strength and durability, the base conditions is what makes them insulated from all types of weather conditions at the base. There are various types of base connections that you can choose from. Below is the list of the most common types of base conditions:
Standard Base Angle
Standard base angle are the default base conditions used in the steel metal buildings. It consists of single piece of trim in the bent shape which extends to both: vertical wall component and the foundation. The standard base angle does provide a strong insulation and it comes as a part of the pre-fabricated kits.
In a base trim type of base connection, there is an additional trim added to the standard base angle to provide an extra protection to your steel building against the pests and the humidity. A base trim costs you extra but is recommended in areas with severe weather conditions. Base conditions also protect your walls from getting in touch with the ground directly, giving them a protection from moisture and rust.
Deluxe Base Trim
A deluxe base trim combines both standard base angle and base trim into one single piece. This is a very cost effective option and provides the best protection. Also if you are using a deluxe base trim for your steel metal building, you can forget about the screws and fasteners as these are nicely concealed in the deluxe base trim.
All the three base conditions are used in the steel metal buildings with concrete foundation. According to the various types of foundations used, there are special base conditions also available like base girt and base channel. While prefabricated steel buildings come as ready-made kits, with all the components ready in it, it is still considered wise to know as much possible possible about the component as you can.