“Building You the Best” Series: Columns

Many of our building customers depend on us to recommend, design and build the best possible building that will provide protection and security for their storage needs. It’s not responsibility we take lightly and this is exactly why we work directly with Walters Buildings. This article takes a closer look at just one of their key building benefits – superior columns.


A building can only be as strong and durable as its columns. They are the skeleton of the building and at the very heart of the construction process. We are proud to build with Shear Transfer Plated (STP) columns, which provide:

  • Full 3-ply to the roof line on side and endwall columns
  • Nearly 70% greater tensile strength than other mechanically laminated spliced columns
  • 33% more treatment for wood members in contact with the ground.

Plus, when tested by Agricultural Engineers at the University of Illinois, our 90 lbs. dry-mix concrete footing system provided 76% more support for settlement and 28% greater resistance to uplift.

Whether your needs are agriculture, commercial or suburban, you can count on FS Construction Services to deliver a structure that will be visually appealing, within budget and built with the highest quality engineering specifications. What that means for you is a strong structure that is built to last.

Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let our specialists help design a structure to meet your needs. And stay tuned for more blog posts on buildings in our “Building You the Best” series!