So, how do you help guarantee that your structure will serve as a landmark for years to come? How can you guard against premature post decay? Two words. Post Protector. Just look at the benefits you get with Post Protector:
- Post Protector delivers a tough “Barrier System” which eliminates “soil-to-wood” & “concrete-to-wood” contact.
- “Landfill Liner” material encases your post with an impressive 449 years of geo-application! life! -> read more about geo-application life
- Lightweight, flexible & strong.
- Simple, slide-on installation.
- Delivers complete post protection- from the bottom of the post-hole to above grade / finished floor grade.
- Retains typical “post in the ground” construction technique.
- Backfill material can be soil, concrete or stone.
- Stronger, faster, and less expensive than the concrete pier & steel bracket method.
- Horizontal, perimeter ribs, in conjunction with provided hardware, yield substantial post uplift protection. -> read more about post uplift protection
- “Build It Green” The safe, responsible way to set treated posts in the ground! Chemical treatment stays in the post! Chemical leaching or diminishing chemical effectiveness over time are non-issues.
- Framing Friendly Design – Post Frame Buildings – Flat side both inside & out to easily accept framing.
- Vertical venting system allows the post to breathe.
- Attractive Appearance – rich clay tone color with wood grain texture. Easily trims to desired height.
- Get “continuous foundation” performance & peace of mind from your “post in the ground” project.
THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION – Post Protector is a MUST when investing in a pole building, deck, sunroom, pergola, or any other “post in the ground” project.
My name is Jay Johnson, President of Building Concepts of Indiana, and a Borkholder Building dealer.
Recently, I was asked to provide a proposal for an addition to the North View Church in Columbus, Indiana. The existing structure was built with stud walls on a continuous foundation.
During the preliminary discussions with Pastor Randy Burton, it was noted that the officials from the Assemblies of God’s finance group had ruled out Post Frame construction, as they did not have confidence in the longevity of a post foundation.
This was a hurdle facing me as I prepared for my meeting at the church that included representatives of the church leadership.
I prepared two proposals for the meeting, one was for a steel-frame structure, and the other was for a Post Frame structure.
When I walked into the meeting I carried a Post Protector with me. Confidently knowing that this was the tool I needed to extinguish their only objection to our beloved Post Frame construction method, post life. I explained that the Post Protector would allow me to put the post in the ground without the fear of soil-to-post contact.
Everyone in the room seemed to look at the Post Frame building addition with a different prospective. Our conversation also covered all the benefits of Post Frame construction including the ability to install high R-value fiberglass insulation systems. But, the whelming benefit discussed by the church officials was that adding Post Protectors to the wood columns changed the groups concerns about using treated wood columns.
Adding Post Protectors addressed the concerns of the church officials who approved the new sanctuary project to be built as a Post Frame structure!
The Post Frame Market Initiative (PFMI) is a great educational campaign with its goal to grow Post Frame construction’s market share.
Post Protector is clearly “frontline” support in the crusade to grow market share by addressing arguably the most common concern of Post Frame “non-believers,” post life.
Post Protector simply makes more people, more comfortable with Post Frame so in turn, they are more likely to utilize Post Frame construction.
And as for the Post Frame “believers,” Post Protector simply adds a contemporary “improvement” to the time-honored Post Frame construction technique.
“Pole buildings” are also known as “pole barns” or “post frame buildings”. They rely on wood post foundations. These posts are pressure treated solid, glue laminated, or nail laminated columns. Although they are treated, soil contact, concrete contact, moisture, insects, etc, can lead to post decay or post rot. Post Protector delivers a simple, affordable, & effective “barrier system” so that anything potentially harmful to the post, can never come in contact with the post. It allows for typical “post in the ground” post frame construction technique while achieving a far superior wood post foundation. Post Protector eliminates the most common concern with pole barn construction – post longevity.