Title:
Offset Adjustable Foundation Leg
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention is an Offset Adjustable Foundation Leg that provides support and tie down for structural insulated composite panel buildings. It is a telescoping leg made up of outside steel or aluminum round or rectangular tube and an inside steel or aluminum round or rectangular tube with the tubes provided with a series of holes for through bolting together which is placed on a bearing plate. Further adjustment and hold down means is provided by an adjustment means and nuts.



Inventors:
Davis, Chip (Edgewater, FL, US)
Davis, Kent (Edgewater, FL, US)
Application Number:
14/037341
Publication Date:
02/19/2015
Filing Date:
09/25/2013
Assignee:
World Housing Solution (Edgewater, FL, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
52/126.7, 52/741.1, 52/741.15, 52/745.21
International Classes:
E02D35/00; E02D27/32
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Primary Examiner:
BUCKLE JR, JAMES J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FURR LAW FIRM (2622 DEBOLT ROAD, UTICA, OH, 43080, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A process comprising; Using an adjustable leg that provides support for a building.

2. A process according to claim 1 further comprising; Having the leg being comprised of an outside tube with a series of holes and an inside tube with a series of holes where bolts are placed in one of more holes when the holes of the inside tube and the outside tube are aligned.

3. A process according to claim 2 further comprising; changing the holes through which the bolts to adjust the height of the leg.

4. A process according to claim 2 further comprising; Having the leg connect to a bearing plate.

5. A process according to claim 4 further comprising; Having said bearing plate made of a combination steel and plastic.

6. A process according to claim 4 further comprising; Having hold down weight provided by soil or concrete that is placed on the bearing down plate.

7. A process according to claim 1 further comprising; Having a threaded rod at the top of said leg where said rod is turned for height adjustment.

8. A process according to claim 7 further comprising; Having a bearing plate attached to the top of said threaded rod.

9. A process according to claim 7 further comprising; Having a deflection prevention plate attached to the side of said leg.

10. A process according to claim 1 further comprising; Having said an offset hold down arm attached to the leg assembly which is attached to a building.

11. A device comprising; An adjustable leg that provides support for a building.

12. A device according to claim 11 further comprising; Where the leg has an outside tube with a series of holes and an inside tube with a series of holes where bolts are placed in one of more set holes when the holes of the inside tube and the outside tube are aligned.

13. A device according to claim 12 further comprising; Where changing the holes through which the bolts to adjust the height of the leg.

14. A device according to claim 12 further comprising; Where the leg connects to a bearing plate.

15. A device according to claim 14 further comprising; Where said bearing plate made of a combination steel and plastic.

16. A device according to claim 11 further comprising; Where a threaded rod is connected to the top of said leg where said rod is turned for height adjustment.

17. A device according to claim 16 further comprising; Where a bearing plate attached to the top of said threaded rod.

18. A device according to claim 16 further comprising; Where a deflection prevention plate attached to the side of said leg.

19. A device according to claim 11 further comprising; Where an offset hold down arm is attached to the leg assembly which is attached to a building.

20. A device comprising; A adjustable leg that provides support for a building where the leg has an outside tube with a series of holes and an inside tube with a series of holes where bolts are placed in one of more holes when the holes of the inside tube and the outside tube are aligned where changing the holes through which the bolts to adjust the height of the leg with a bearing plate connected to the bottom of side leg and a threaded rod is connected to the top of said leg where said rod is turned for height adjustment, where a bearing plate attached to the top of said threaded rod and a a deflection prevention plate attached to the side of said leg and where an offset hold down arm is attached to the leg assembly which is attached to a building.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCES TO RELATED APPLICATIONS (IF ANY)

None

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention is directed to a providing support and a tie down means for structural insulated composite panel buildings using an Offset Adjustable Foundation Leg.

2. Background

There are current techniques for building structural insulated composite panel buildings that can be used as reusable emergency shelters, homes and structures that are affordable, energy efficient, hurricane and earthquake resistant. These structures will not mold or mildew, are completely waterproof and are immune to insects and rodents. They are also earth friendly, and can be recycled when reaching the end of their life cycle.

Until now, most structural panels use Oriented Strand Board (OSB) for their facings. But there are better materials and connecting systems that should be used.

There exists a need for structural insulated composite panel buildings. Especially in areas dealing with natural or manmade issues as they can be put up quickly and safely provide people with their sheltering needs. There needs to be more improved systems that make it easier, sounder and more efficient to connect the materials and construct the panel buildings and to provide support and securing.

There is still room for improvement in the art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The current invention deals with current techniques for providing support for structural insulated composite panel buildings.

The current invention is an Offset Adjustable Foundation Leg that provides support and tie down for structural insulated composite panel buildings. It is a telescoping leg made up of outside steel or aluminum round or rectangular tube and an inside steel or aluminum round or rectangular tube with the tubes provided with a series of holes for through bolting together.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Without restricting the full scope of this invention, the preferred form of this invention is illustrated in the following drawings:

FIG. 1 shows a 24″ telescoping leg assembly;

FIG. 2 shows a 30″ telescoping leg assembly;

FIG. 3 shows the telescoping leg assembly on a bearing and hold down pad; and

FIG. 4 shows the assembled foundation support system.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

There are a number of significant design features and improvements incorporated within the invention.

The current invention is an Offset Adjustable Foundation Leg that provides support and tie down for structural insulated composite panel buildings 75. It is a telescoping leg 10 made up of outside steel or aluminum round or rectangular tube 5 and an inside steel or aluminum round or rectangular tube 6 with the tubes provided with a series of holes 7 for through bolting together as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. By changing which holes 7 through which the bolts 8 are attached the height of the telescoping leg 10 is changed allowing flexibility in its usage which is a big advantage it the building 75 needs to be used on uneven terrain or moved to another location.

The holes 7 are arranged so that the total length of the leg 10 is adjustable to within ¾″ of any height within the range of the device in the preferred embodiment. The tube making up the bottom of the foundation leg assembly includes a combination steel 28 and plastic bearing plate 20 that also provides the necessary hold down capacity. The hold down weight is provided by the soil 80 or concrete that is placed on the bearing/hold down plate 20 as shown in FIG. 3. The size of the bearing plate 20 can be varied depending on the downward and upward load condition. The tube 5 making up the top of the foundation leg assembly 10 includes a welded nut-steel plate assembly that receives a threaded steel rod 25 for minor height adjustment. The top of the ¾″ threaded steel rod 25 is provided with an attached combination steel and plastic bearing plate. The size of the bearing plate 22 can be varied depending on the downward load condition. A steel or plastic sideways deflection prevention 50 plate is bolted to the leg assembly 10. An angle shaped steel or aluminum offset hold down arm 14 is provided to attach the foundation leg assembly 10 to the hold down rod or other hold down device at the wall 40 of building 75 as shown in FIG. 4.

The foundation assembly 10 is placed in a hole 90 excavated to the correct size and depth. The top part of the leg assembly 10 is telescoped out to within ¾″ or less below the correct elevation. A steel or plastic sideways deflection prevention plate 50 is bolted to the leg assembly 10. The various adjustment nuts 12 and the hold down arm 14 are installed and the threaded rod 25 is turned until the top plate 22 is at the correct elevation. The nuts 12 are tightened. The hole 90 is filled with soil 80 or concrete and soil. The hold down arm 14 is attached to the building hold down bolt 85. The hold down bolt 85 goes through the floor panel 70 and can connect to a wall panel 40.

As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the present invention, the same should be apparent from the above description. Accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of usage and operation will be provided.

With respect to the above description, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.