May 25, 2021

Morton Buildings Introduces Industry-First Concrete Splashboard

Our newest innovation completely eliminates structural wood to ground contact! Morton Buildings knows that our customers deserve the highest quality and strongest building possible. Which is why we developed the Morton Foundation System™ (MFS), the most advanced foundation in the post-frame industry, several years ago. Now, we’re proud to introduce our exclusive concrete splashboard option*, a patented, permanent solution that completely removes structural wood from the ground to create the most durable Morton building yet. The new splashboard is offered as an optional upgrade for most post-frame buildings that use the Morton Foundation System.

For more information, visit the concrete splashboard webpage or read the press release below:

May 25, 2021


Morton Buildings Introduces Industry-First Concrete Splashboard

to Increase Structural Strength and Durability

MORTON, Ill. — A new, patented concrete splashboard is now being offered by Morton Buildings to make post-frame buildings stronger and more durable by completely removing structural wood from touching the ground. The industry-exclusive splashboard has been introduced throughout parts of the central and southern Plains and Pacific Northwest.

Sean Cain, president of Morton Buildings, said the concrete splashboard offers a permanent solution compared to standard wood splashboards that have the potential to rot, decay or simply just look worn over time.

The new splashboard is offered as an optional upgrade for most post-frame buildings that use the Morton Foundation System. That system consists of lower concrete columns that eliminate wood in the ground, avoiding natural decay and protecting against costly repairs. The splashboard is connected to the top of the columns, extending around the bottom of the building perimeter.

“Morton is committed to providing customers with the highest-quality, strongest buildings possible,” said Cain. “Combined with the Morton Foundation System, our specially designed concrete splashboard not only provides zero structural wood-to-ground contact, but also offers even more durability and flexibility to better withstand extreme winds and those minor accidental machinery run-ins with a building compared to the alternative wood option.”

Cain said the foundation system and concrete splashboard will appeal to residential customers who want to be confident they are purchasing a dependable, long-lasting garage, hobby shop or general storage building for their property. “For farmers, the combined system offers the opportunity to have a generational farm building for their children and grandchildren.”

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About Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings, headquartered in Morton, Illinois, is the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction. At Morton, the difference is in the details. From our cutting-edge innovations and best-in-class warranty, to our craftsmen in the field, we are dedicated to surpassing expectations. Our legacy of excellence in construction spans more than a century and more than a quarter-million satisfied customers. Morton Buildings is 100% employee owned and proud to be ranked #69 on the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) 2020 Employee Ownership 100 list, which includes the nation’s largest companies that are at least 50% owned by an employee stock ownership plan. For more information, please visit

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