In a recent Sunday Homes Section a reader wrote in to the "Ask the Inspector" column with a question in regards to a floatation sunroom versus a piled sunroom. The author of the column went on to provide some good points about sunrooms built on a piled structure as well as sunrooms built on ground augers or on a telepost and pad system.
While ground augers or teleposts are adjustable which implies "floatation" the applications are a little different. Ground augers are considered a substitute for piles and any system, including actual additions, can be built on ground augers (providing they meet loading requirements for the weight of the structure). The telepost and pad system can only have an “engineered” floatation system built on them that will compensate for ground movement without causing stress to the system and the structure to which it is attached.
To obtain a building permit only an “engineered” system like the Glastar Sunroom System can be used on a pad and telepost structure as there are no waivers required and the system is guaranteed. Without this you cannot get a building permit - period (even by signing a waiver that says you promise to adjust or monitor the teleposts).
If you would like more information on this made in Manitoba Sunroom innovation (proven for almost 30 years) contact Glastar Sunroom Systems today at 940-3030 or call for a tour of the factory.