Do steel buildings need concrete on top of holding down bolts ?

Sharpy

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Livestock Farmer
Our second straw barn hasn’t got anything on top of the bolts, it’s been there 14 years......
Sounds exactly the same as those sheds that failed due to the snow 10 or so years ago.. The main cause of many collapses was the base bolts failing due to corrosion and heeling over on the packers, both of which could have been prevented by grouting or concreting round the bases.
 

Hesstondriver

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Huntingdon
Sounds exactly the same as those sheds that failed due to the snow 10 or so years ago.. The main cause of many collapses was the base bolts failing due to corrosion and heeling over on the packers, both of which could have been prevented by grouting or concreting round the bases.
sorry probably should have clarified, i meant concrete on top like a 6" layer, not proper grouting in , around and over the cones which i would take as part of erection
 

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