Eliminate all wood contact with soil in post-frame construction with the groundbreaking Perma-Column® precast concrete skirt board. Our patented precast skirt boards strengthen post-frame foundations and lengthen their service life. They feature a hybrid concrete-wood design that prevents rot or warp and makes them stronger, stiffer, and straighter than standard treated wood skirt boards. Installed with Perma-Column precast concrete columns, precast skirt boards create a complete permanent foundation solution guaranteed to last generations. This is the new way to build post-frame.
Engineered for maximum strength, longevity, and efficiency, Perma-Column precast skirt boards combine the durability of concrete with the economy of post-frame construction. The result is a stronger, stiffer, straighter precast skirt board manufactured to the same dimensions as standard treated skirt boards. The revolutionary hybrid design features a 4-inch concrete base secured to wood with stainless-steel shear studs. Basalt composite rebar that will not rust runs the full length of the precast concrete for added strength and stability.
Precast skirt boards install quickly using standard tools and post-frame construction methods. Galvanized brackets streamline the installation process. Brackets attach to Perma-Column precast columns with a single concrete nail, providing easy and accurate placement of each precast skirt board. If adjustments to length are needed, skirt boards can easily be cut on the job site using a circular saw. Once in the bracket, each precast skirt board is secured using concrete nails through the wood of the skirt board into the precast column. The Perma-Column system provides the straightest, strongest post-frame foundation possible.
Perma-Column precast skirt boards, door stiffeners, and brackets are available through your authorized local Perma-Column distributor and can be delivered direct to your job site with your order. Skirt boards are available in 10-foot and 8-foot lengths. Door stiffeners (no attached wood) are available in 8-foot lengths. These engineered products can easily be cut to fit your project needs on location with a circular saw.
Simplify skirt board installation with G185 galvanized skirt board brackets. Available in boxed quantities of 100 from your authorized local Perma-Column distributor. The bracket quickly attaches to a Perma-Column with one galvanized concrete nail, enabling fast and accurate placement and hands-free fastening of skirt board.
Perma-Column precast concrete skirt boards are the environmentally friendly solution for post-frame foundations. They keep treated wood from contacting the ground, preventing harmful chemicals from leaching into the surrounding soil. The extended service life of Perma-Column precast skirt boards maximizes the use of resources.
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.
The hardware and accessories needed to install Perma-Column® precast concrete columns can be purchased individually or in kits.
Uplift anchor kits are bolted onto the existing precast pipe at the base of a Perma-Column® precast concrete columns.
Perma-Column® column extenders provide deeper precast concrete column embedment.