Preparing Land for Pole Barn Installations

Preparing Land for Pole Barn Installations

The first thing to do before installing a pole barn is preparing the land. When proper site prep is done, you’ll be able to install a healthier pole barn that needs less maintenance and will provide many years of service.

There are many factors that go into preparing a pole barn building site. You should start by calling 811 before you dig. This source can help ensure you won’t hit any utilities when excavating or digging.

You want to choose the best location for your pole barn, a flat surface on higher ground where the water will naturally flow away from it. If your choices are limited to a low lying area, make a swale to divert water away from the building.

Site preparation for a pole barn involves removing any trees or shrubs that are in the way. Clear the pole barn site of trees or bushes using a chain saw or axe. Cut away as much of the root system of the trees and bushes as possible.

Clear away grass in what is to be the floor of the pole barn by skimming the top inch of soil away with a shovel.

Use the compactor to firmly pack the floor of the pole barn to remove excess air from the soil and create a hardened substrate in which weeds will have a difficult time taking root after the pole barn is built.

Leveling the building site isn’t too complicated. Often all you need to do is move soil from the high spots over to the low.

Proper site preparation may cost a little more upfront but saves you money and headaches in the long run.

You’ll also save money by choosing CHA Pole Barns as the provider of your pole barn kit. We deliver complete pole barn kits in one complete building materials package with everything you need to construct a high quality pole barn, from premium grade lumber to galvalume metal roofing to trusses, siding, fasteners and detailed blue prints. Our pole barn kits are delivered free to your site with all the materials you need to build the pole barn that will provide extra storage space and boost the value of your home.

When you are ready contact CHA Pole Barns to talk about your pole barn project.


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