You may be focused mostly on how your metal structure will be designed and constructed, but you’ll also need to consider the place where it will be built. This is especially important if you want to avoid problems down the road.
Local zoning laws stipulate the allowed use(s) within defined sectors, the types of structures that can be built (e.g. residential or commercial), the structure’s size and density (e.g. the number of buildings per acre), floor-area to land-area ratio and minimum open space. A zoning permit is usually required before any other progress can be made on your project.
Keep in mind that a zoning permit isn’t the same as a building permit. A zoning permit only applies to the land use and type of structure you want to build while a building permit focuses solely on the building itself. The latter also ensures the details of the building you intend to construct meet legal requirements for safety and accessibility. So, when you’re constructing steel buildings, both zoning and building permits are needed.
A good drainage system is critical to keeping water from pooling and corroding metal building components and/or flooding your structure. Be sure to check your potential building site to see what it looks like after it rains or snows. If the site is a flooded and muddy mess for days afterwards, you may want to look for another location.
Checking out your potential building site during a rain storm to watch how the water moves on your land also helps to give you an idea of where the water is headed so you can avoid that location. If you think your site has poor-draining soil, talk to your contractor about soil amendment options.
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