Commodity and Fertilizer Storage Buildings
Our fabric structures are perfect as fertilizer buildings, or for corn, minerals, flat grain storage and other commodities. During no-harvest seasons, the free span buildings can also be converted to use as equipment maintenance and storage buildings, especially since the side walls and peak heights are customizable and adjustable according to your preferences and requirements.
Whether used for fertilizer storage, trucks, bulky farm machinery or grain, your fabric building has a large enough floor that allows for manoeuverability and flexibility.
Farm Storage Buildings/Agricultural Storage Buildings
Since fabric is innately non-conductive, the structure won’t magnify the heat outside like a steel building. Rather, the interior of the building will naturally be around 20 degrees cooler than the summer heat outside. The fabric roof will act like a shade to shelter crops and prevent them from deteriorating.
In addition to being non-conductive, fabric-covered buildings are also corrosion-resistant, a vital characteristic for fertilizer storage and housing corrosive materials. The solid steel frames used to support the fertilizer building are also less likely to corrode than open-web trusses, and the process of hot dip galvanizing (HDG) further protects the steel from corrosion.
An optional fabric liner inside the storage building acts as a barrier between the steel framework and stored materials, which prevents further corrosion and provides the building with a clean finish.
Additional materials, such as concrete, help increase the storage capacity of the fabric building. Cast-in-place or pre-cast foundations and a concrete retaining wall further strengthens the structure.
A partial fabric wall and fabric roof also allow light to enter the structure and air to circulate, while at the same time keeping moisture and animals away from the grain or fertilizer.
You may also opt to integrate a steel or wood grain liner into the structure in order to increase the storage capacity of the building without having to increase the building footprint.
Ventilation is critical for effective flat grain storage. Fabric offers a wide variety of options when it comes to air circulation – including open end walls or end wall vents; peak ventilation combined with mesh vents under the overhang to push warm air away from the crops and provide cool air inside; and exhaust vents at the peak to keep pests and birds away from the grain.
Customized fabric structures built according to your requirements also accommodate dynamic loads from cranes and conveyors. Options such as bridge conveyors will help in filling the flat grain storage structure.
Fabric structures are ideal for commodity applications ranging from crop to fertilizer storage. The interior is kept cool and the environment allows for maximum warehousing of your agricultural commodities