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Self-Storage Construction Begins
While construction timelines vary, there are some variables you can count on, one of which is your foundation. As shown in this image of Community Self Storage in Powhatan, Va., proper installment of the concrete pads is vital for a solid base for your self-storage buildings. The pads should have a perimeter “water-lip” feature that’s formed with 2-by-10s or 2-by-12s. When these forms are removed, the concrete contractor must hand-trowel the water-lips while the concrete is green or the facility will end up with ugly concrete that looks like the cratered surface of the moon.
[Photo courtesy of BKB Properties]