Precast bunker silo walls from Al’s Concrete can be used for other types of commodity storage such as grain, salt, sand, rock, landscape materials, garbage, and much more.
These bunker silo panels can also be used to create different types of walls, from a retaining wall to a dividing wall for a commercial or industrial project. The possibilities are endless. Using precast bunker silo walls for commodity storage provides a much lower cost per ton of storage, and are virtually maintenance free. Al’s Concrete offers units in-stock for immediate delivery, allowing you to get faster, more efficient installation. Plus, commodity storage panels are moveable, so a change of plans doesn’t mean losing your initial investment.
Commodity Storage Site Preparation
Al’s Concrete Products has been installing precast concrete bunker silo walls for over 40 years. Through our years of experience, we have developed recommendations to achieve proper installation.
The desired site where the bunker will be placed should have at least a 0.5% to 2% slope. Approximately 8” of 1” to 2” screened rock will be required under each wall, covering an optional 4” tile line with a gravity outlet. The tile line is recommended as it helps keeps the soil dry under the wall for better stability, and keeps excess moisture and rainwater out of the stored material, thus giving you higher quality product with minimal to no damage.
If you choose not to utilize the drain tile recommendation, the 8” compacted gravel base under each wall is still required for stability. This depth could vary, though, depending upon your location’s soil conditions. Prior to installation, the base must be rough graded to within 1” of final grade. When we come to install the walls, our crew will do the final grading. The customer will be responsible for providing Al’s Concrete with a skid loader and fine gravel (3/8” or less) to do the final grading.