50 McGrath Road P.O. Box 670 Dracut, MA 01826Toll Free 1 (800) 343-0001Fax 1 (978) 452-9988

Distributor of Building Materials since 1847

Everyone needs support in their lives. Most homes in the northeast are built with columns (aka: lally columns). Installed for structural support and usually found in basements, the distinctive red poles are 16 or 11 gauge steel tubes filled with premium concrete. Portland Columns are used as structural members to transfer axial compressive loads, from steel or wood beams, to footings.

Portland Stone Ware has been a family owned and operated business dating back to its inception in 1847. Starting off as one of the largest manufactures of vitrified salt-glazed sewer pipe and firebrick on the east coast. By World War II, the industry changed. Moving away from clay products in the 1960s, PSW began to solely fabricate Portland concrete filled Columns by 1970s. House columns continue to be an important standard to most homes to help prevent homes from collapsing from extensive decay and fires. It’s been PSW’s commitment to provide the best quality concrete filled column to the enduring building industry.

Sizes

The 16 gauge steel columns ranging from 6’ to 12’ in height, sizes 3½” and 4” diameter are the most common sizes used in the industry. Columns are packaged 10 per bundle.

Column Diameter Lengths Available
3 1/2" 16 gauge 6' to 12' See ICC-ES Legacy Report No. 93.36.02
4" 16 gauge 6' to 14' See ICC-ES Legacy Report No. 93.36.02
4" 11 gauge 6' to 18'
6" 11 gauge 6' to 14'

Brochure

Portland Column Components

Portland Column

Portland Columns are used as structural members to transfer axial compressive loads, from steel or wood beams, to footings.

More Info

Column Plates

Plates are your choice of securing a column to the beam.

More Info

ICC Regulations

Portland Columns comply with ICC and BOCA regulations and are tested regularly by third party agencies.

More Info

Bollards

Bollards are used to protect and take impact.

More Info

Custom Columns

PSW offers the ability to customize any column required for a project.

More Info

Portland Columns are fabricated and distributed by Portland Stone Ware Co.