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Before you agree to any building purchase, please consider that there will be most likely be building or site permit requirements.

To avoid any unwanted surprises, we invite you contact us for a no cost review of your project.

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Is your Land Right for a Pole Barn?

This is the question you should ask before ordering and erecting a pole barn kit. First of all, make sure you can legally build a pole barn on your land. It is your responsibility to check with your local government building office and get a permit if necessary, determine whether there are any restrictions on size, height and materials and if there are required setbacks from your property lines.

After you've determined that you can legally build a pole barn on your property, there are land issues to consider. First of all, determine the best location for your pole barn. Find a site that is flat, graded and has a well-drained foundation. The site should be at least six feet wider and longer than the structure's footprint. Then figure out how large the pole barn will be. They are typically built in eight foot sections and can range in size from 8 to 16 feet to 24 to 40 feet in length and width.

One of the best ways to ensure you have a location that drains well is to pick the high spot of your pasture. This works well in mild climates but if you're building a pole barn in a windy region you can opt to build the barn not on the top but on high ground below the crest of the hill that can shield your barn from direct winds.

You can use Google Maps to select your barn location. It shows contour lines that will help you determine high ground. Of course, you can still walk the property but the software can help you eliminate areas that might become bogs after heavy rains.

If your property isn't naturally level, you can bring in fill to make it level. Site preparation is expensive, so try to reduce the amount of fill you bring in. Before you draw the barn's floor plan, pace off the location to get a good measure of how large a footprint your building can handle. Pay attention to overhead power lines, overhanging tree branches and other hazards specific to the location. Once you know how much the building site can handle, you can develop the floor plan.

If your land is located near hills you check for landslides and if you're near water you should check if the land was ever a swamp that can weaken the foundation you are building on. The more you know about the land you are building on, the better.

The Pole Barn Company wants you know about all the important issues before you build a pole barn on your land. Call us at 937-459-5830 for more information about these important questions as well as information about our first class pole barn kits, which are complete with all the materials needed to build your own pole barn.

Contact The Pole Barn Company to learn more about our pole barn kits: 937-459-5830

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