Salt & Sand Storage

Salt & Sand Storage

Cost effective solutions for buildings, sheds & barns.

The industry leader in salt storage solutions

We provide high-quality, custom storage that allows companies, Departments of Transportation and municipalities to protect sand and salt piles year-round.


SteelMaster salt storage

Our bulk storage domes keep our customers better equipped to handle dangerous roads during severe weather. Plus, bulk materials are protected from rain and snow, eliminating the possibility of salt leaching into streams and groundwater.

Why SteelMaster for salt sheds?

Maximize the life of your salt stockpiles with a durable, environmentally conscious, cost effective solution.

GSA & Procurement approved

We’ve worked with many state transportation departments and local municipalities as the supplier of choice.

  • Experience with all levels of government infrastructure
  • GSA Contract: GS-07F-0458T

Quick to assemble

Our salt buildings can be deployed in a fraction of the time compared to a traditional salt storage dome.

  • Prefabricated so they can be built in weeks, not months
  • Most don’t require heavy equipment or skilled labor
  • Can be easily disassembled, moved and/or extended any time

Work directly with building engineers

Our team of knowledgeable engineers is able to customize our steel structures to fit any budget or timeline.

  • Pre-engineered and meet any local salt storage building codes
  • Includes P.E. state-stamped and approved blueprints
  • Experienced building project managers assist every step of the way

Transload ready

Our salt and sand storage buildings are wide enough to accommodate transloading with trucks and bulldozers.

  • 100% usable space — no beams, trusses or columns
  • Standards widths go up to 60 feet, with other custom options available
  • Unlimited lengths in 2-foot increments

Industrial strength steel

Our steel arches offer superior corrosion resistance to the elements and are engineered to meet your area’s snow and wind loads.

  • Made with heavy duty, high-grade, cold-rolled commercial steel
  • Coated with Energy Star-rated Galvalume Plus for protection
  • Concrete wall foundations are secure with superior corrosion resistance

Salt Shed Configuration Options

Most of the salt buildings we sell are custom designed to meet unique usage, environmental regulation, and code requirements. There are the main ways they differ.

Foundation & Wall Height

Foundation & Wall Height

Salt bin foundations are typically made of concrete “bin blocks,” which are stacked to custom heights and lengths. Base plates connect the cover to the concrete. 

Endwall

Endwall

The most popular endwall configuration is closed on one side and open on the other. Fully enclosed is also possible, with a variety of access options.

Ventilation

Ventilation

We offer optional passive ventilation for partially enclosed or large salt storage buildings, which increases air movement and reduces corrosion.

Steel vs. Fabric vs. Salt Domes

Quonset hut buildings have clear advantages over fabric salt storage or traditional salt domes.

Fast construction
SteelMaster prefabricated salt storage covers are often faster and simpler to construct than salt domes.
Durable
Our commercial-grade steel is minimum 22 gauge, and more durable that fabric or wood structures.
Expandable
Need more storage? Additional arches can add extra square footage and help adapt to seasonal needs.
Structure Type Portable Durable Expandable
Steel Storage
Fabric Storage
Wood Storage Dome
salt storage steel roofing system on concrete knee wall with steel endwalls

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Road Salt Storage

Road Salt Storage

Rock salt lowers the freezing point of water, which makes it difficult for water to freeze and create hazardous road conditions. Roads are coated in a road salt and water mixture known as “brine” as a preventative measure during cold weather. With 11 million tons of rock salt being used on the roadways each year, it is the most common option for de-icing roads.

Sand & Frac Storage

Sand & Frac Storage

Aside from common sand, our salt storage buildings also accommodate frac sand. Frac sand isn’t exactly like the sand you’d find at the beach. It can be in the form of ceramic beads, resin-coated sand and natural sand.

Similar to general sand storage, our buildings will protect frac sand from the elements, keeping it dry and pure for processing. This can eliminate the need for frac storage tanks or frac bins for sand storage and provide an ideal solution for frac sand transloading facility operations with plenty of room.

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