A pole barn or a pole building is a building technique that uses large posts or poles that are buried in the ground. This gives the structure a vertical support while the girts will give it horizontal support. Pole barn type buildings were developed in the 1930s as a cheaper way to make larger structures for farm equipment.
Every good pole barn needs a quality pad to be built on. When preparing a pad for a pole barn there are some things that need to be done.
The first thing you need to do for a proper building pad is to remove all the topsoil and vegetation from at least 4 foot beyond the perimeter of where your building will be. Next, determine the finished grade elevation that will be needed to allow proper drainage of water in the area. An option if needed is to add a fill type material which can be sand, gravel or different type of coarse stone.
An experienced excavator such as Orschell Excavating can explain all the options available to you to build a proper building pad for your pole barn. Our experts can level and have your building pad built quickly and affordable. In addition, we have extensive experience installing building pads all over Indiana and Ohio. We can tell you which materials you should use and the proper area you should place your pole barn.
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