Post-frame and pole-barn foundation solutions that last generations

Perma-Column® system

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Permanent post-frame foundation solutions

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Advancing post-frame construction, Perma-Column® elevates wood columns out of the ground and eliminates rot. Protect your customer’s building investment with the patented foundation system backed by a lifetime warranty. It installs quickly and easily using your current post-frame building methods. Builders and consumers trust in the engineered foundation solution that combines the economy of post-frame construction with the durability of a concrete foundation. Stop waiting for concrete to cure or arrive. Stop putting treated wood in the ground. Stop the rot. Start experiencing the Perma-Column® difference.

Elevated post-frame performance

Install a Perma-Column® precast concrete foundation system using your existing construction methods. Perma-Column® provides lasting support for solid posts, nail-laminated columns, or glue-laminated columns. The precast concrete columns elevate wood out of the ground via a U-shaped steel bracket that is robotically welded to steel reinforcement bars that run the entire length of the precast column.

  • Key design features
  • 3x stronger than standard concrete
  • 10,000 PSI precast concrete + 60,000 PSI rebar
  • Powder-coated ¼-inch steel bracket
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Certified excellence

Build with confidence using the permanent foundation solution that meets international building standards. The International Code Council Evaluation Service evaluated Perma-Column® and certified that the precast concrete columns are compliant with the 2018 and 2015 International Building Code® (IBC) and the 2018 and 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC). This recognition means:

Quicker permits and approvals for builders
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Builders and inspectors know our posts are code-compliant
Engineered to last
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Perma-Column® uses the latest in SCC precasting technology. We use microfibers to add shock resistance and durability and microsilica to enhance flexural/compressive strength and erosion resistance. A corrosion inhibitor protects the rebar reinforcement from rusting, and a final admixture is added for freeze and thaw protection. Our proprietary powder coat has been tested to exceed 2,500 salt spray hours. Our patented design guarantees a lifetime of durability. All the steel we use is premium, high-strength alloy purchased in the U.S.

The green alternative

Perma-Column® precast concrete columns are the environmentally friendly solution for post-frame foundations. Our products are made from 100 percent recycled materials and contain no toxic chemicals. They keep treated wood out of the ground, preventing harmful chemicals from leaching into the surrounding soil. The extended service life of Perma-Column® maximizes the use of resources.

Available products
Precast concrete columns

Durable and guaranteed for life, Perma-Column® precast concrete columns are the heart of our permanent foundation system for pole-barn and post-frame construction.

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Hardware

The hardware and accessories needed to install Perma-Column® precast concrete columns can be purchased individually or in kits.

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Uplift anchors

Uplift anchor kits are bolted onto the existing precast pipe at the base of a Perma-Column® precast concrete columns.

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Column extenders

Perma-Column® column extenders provide deeper precast concrete column embedment.

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Learn the benefits of ICC-ES certification
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Accelerate construction timelines and build with confidence

ICC-certification for the entire line of Perma-Column® products enables quicker permitting and approvals for post-frame, pole-barn and deck-building projects.

 
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