- Temporary Storage – Use our lego blocks to create a temporary structure without the need for foundation work.
- Built To Last – Manufactured in a controlled factory environment to ensure your structure lasts and is suitable for very severe exposure.
- Bespoke Solution – Wide variety of products allowing you to create a salt barn to meet your specific needs.
Salt barns are typically constructed using concrete retaining walls that retain the salt grit.
The grit is then covered by a stretched canvas roof or steel framed building. With precast concrete retaining walls of up to 3.5m in height and a pitched or domed roof allowing for maximum storage and protection.
We can provide a number of different concrete products that can be used to create the retaining walls.
Specific details can be found below. All of these precast concrete products are designed to BS 8110-1:1997 and are manufactured with a standard cover to reinforcement of 30mm, suitable for ‘very severe’ exposure.
If your have any questions or would like advise on the best product for your needs please call us on 01273 646 450.
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Tom Hallam-Eames, Managing Director, Toro Shelters
Tom Hallam-Eames, Managing Director. Toro Shelters
Rory Cavanagh, Senior Buyer. MCA Homes
Rory Cavanagh, Senior Buyer.
Combine prestressed concrete panels with a steel frame to create a strong and cost efficient solution.
Order panel lengths to suit your project (maximum 6500mm) and use their tongue and groove fittings to align them with ease. A variety of heights are available (custom heights on request) which can then be placed on top of each other to create the required height.
Vertical cantilever panels are another option that can be used without steel frames. These are embedded into concrete foundations and then tied to floor slabs.
Steel cradles are set out in a freshly dug foundation trench. These are intended to support the base of the panels so that they can be levelled. When they’re held in place, the panels are tied to the reinforcement of the foundation slab. Next, concrete is poured in and a neat join can be achieved by pouring a concrete floor slab.
If you need advice about using concrete panels for salt barns, call us on 01273 646 450.
Do you need a temporary structure without the hassle of the foundation work? Lego blocks offer a fast and effective way to construct dividing walls and temporary structures. Care does need to be taken to ensure the walls are not overloaded.
Salt barn walls are usually constructed with an L-shaped retaining wall unit. This is precast off-site and delivered for installation by casting into a new concrete floor slab or bolting onto an existing concrete base.
The corrosive nature of salt tends to mean that the cast-in walls are the best option as there are no exposed fixings or steels. However, we can supply bolt down units with stainless steel fixings if that’s what you need. Salt and grit can be stored on either side and, depending on the height of the unit, an additional surcharge can be applied.
Create temporary dividing walls the easy way with freestanding retaining walls. They rely on their weight but can be fixed down if necessary. No foundation work is required making freestanding walls the quick and easy option.