Pole Barn Construction


Below I have detailed the process of Pole Barn Construction. I have listed the various phases of building a pole barn and have added pictures so you can follow the process
   
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If you review the New Home Construction Page you will find the process you follow as an owner builder to build you pole barn will be very similar. The major difference is the actual way the barn home is constructed. I will detail as many of these items as I can in the sections below.
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Ok, let's get started. The first thing you will need is to buy some land to build the pad for your new pole barn. Review the Buying Land page and then come back here and continue.

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The Picture above is of the pad that my buddy built to put his new barn home on. One notable difference in building a pole barn pad is the pole barn is considerable lighter and requires less soil preparation. The weight of your pole barn will of course be different and you should consider how you prepare your pad accordingly.

I would suggest you get a soil sample and make sure your pad will support you pole barn. One other obvious thing to consider is the materials that you are going to use to construct you barn. Many folks build a pole barn home using stone, stucco or brick on the exterior. This will add weight to the structure and you will need to reinforce your slab and consider how you prepare the pad carefully.

My friend constructed a simple pole barn and used metal siding and standard stick framing. Weight was not an issue in this instance. 

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The next phase in pole barn construction is framing up the concrete slab and putting the plumbing and electrical conduit in it. You will notice in pictures above and below that the poles holding up the framing go thru the slab The contractor used a post hole digger to dig the holes for the corner posts and then the posts were put in the holes and the framing integrated with the posts.

If you review the Home Construction Page for my house you will notice the process is very different. The soil that my buddy and I built on was very similar but the weight of my house is considerably more,

On my house we put bell bottom piers in and then built a full blown slab that floated on top of those piers. If you look in the picture above you will notice the corner posts of the pole barn go into the ground into holes that are filled with concrete when the slab is poured. this makes for a very rigid integrated structure. 

This type of structure is also much quicker to build and uses less material  making it very popular for vacation or weekend home for rural settings. Oh and  last but not least it is considerably cheaper per square foot.

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Pole Barn Construction

The picture above is of the pole barn framing of the concrete slab with the plumbing and electrical conduit installed as they were pouring the concrete slab.

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Pole Barn Construction
The picture above is of the completed concrete slab that is ready for installation of the siding.

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The picture above is the framing of the pole barn prior to installation of the metal siding.

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The picture above is the pole barn during metal siding installation..

I have included a couple of additional pages for you to review; the first is Pole Barn Framing and Pole Barn Home.



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