Limestone—sizing up storage options
Storing limestone is a weighty matter. Insufficient foundations can fail under limestone’s high density. Poor handling can result in compromised product or delayed schedules. Counter these concerns by choosing a dome for bulk storage:
- Firm foundations: No matter how heavy your load, Dome Technology can customize a foundation system to support it. Based on geotechnical analysis and an understanding of your product, our team provides novel foundation options in addition to driving piles, often minimizing or eliminating the need for a deep foundation.
- More storage, smaller footprint: Warehouse and flat-storage structures can only be built so tall before their strength is compromised; with domes, customers can store more product in a smaller footprint, stacking it deeper and taking up less property at the site. While some businesses require three to five buildings for flat storage, one dome will likely accommodate the same amount of material in one structure. The double curvature of a dome lends itself to strength and the ability to build up, rather than out. For heavy products like limestone, a dome always beats flat storage and traditional silos because of the strength of the dome structure itself.