At some point in time, any wood with direct ground contact will begin to decay. A recent industry study conducted by the National Frame Builders Association (NFBA), which we’ve been members of for years, highlighted this as being one of the biggest drivers of change the post-frame construction industry will see over the next five years.
One respondent to that survey said
“The industry has changed in the last 4-5 years, and it is now becoming more advantageous to build a post-frame structure, largely due to improvements in foundation technology. We no longer are putting posts straight into the ground. Post-frame structures can now be built as permanent structures that can withstand any type of weather.”
To ensure we’re offering our customers the best options available, we’ve added three great product lines that keep posts from coming in contact with moisture, oxygen, and all the other things that cause decay.
A Postsaver sleeve is a heat shrinkable thermoplastic sleeve lined with a meltable thermoplastic bituminous liner. Postsaver is heat applied to the post to create a long-lasting air and water tight seal on the ground line section of fence and gate posts making conventional ground line decay impossible. The sleeve is applied to the post prior to installation. For as little as $2.59 per sleeve, you can apply this option to your fence posts and building posts yourself and add life to your project! This product offers a 20 year limited warranty and we’re the only dealer on the east coast who stocks these Postsaver Sleeves!
For an all-in-one solution, we offer Green Post products from Planet Saver industries. In addition to the protection this product offers from in-ground post decay, it also provides a built in uplift restraint feature. Stoneburner is the ONLY company in Virginia to stock this product and it offers a limited lifetime warranty!
Stoneburner also offers Perma-Column® precast concrete columns which will never rot or leach toxic chemicals into the soil, providing a long-lasting foundation that will exist in harmony with the land for generations to come. Perma-Column® piers are precast concrete, reinforced with 60,000 psi rebar welded to a ¼˝ steel bracket. The patented combination of concrete, steel, and wood makes Perma-Column® the unmatched post-frame foundation solution for homes and municipal, commercial, and agricultural buildings. These also offer a limited lifetime warranty!
Contact one of our experienced sales team members to discuss which of these options will be the best for your project and provide you with a great structure that lasts for years and years to come!