What Are Pole Buildings?
All buildings, from a stick-built home to a steel-framed shopping mall to a pole frame garage, have at least one thing in common: their structures are designed to transfer the structural load to the foundation. Each just accomplishes this in different ways. Post-frame construction, as the name suggests, uses columns — usually made of timber, but sometimes made of concrete — and a system of trusses to maintain structural integrity. In contrast to stick-built structures, where interior walls are often bearing much of the load, a pole barn can have larger stretches of uninterrupted space. Thanks to new techniques and materials, modern post-frame buildings can be built with basements or crawlspaces when there’s a use case for that. However, unlike a stick-built building, a pole barn is perfectly at home on a slab, or on no foundation at all. As we’re about to see, that has its advantages.
The Post-Frame Building Process
If a post-frame building is looking good to you right about now, you’re probably wondering how the process works. It starts with the design. You’ll let us know the type of building you have in mind, the dimensions, its use, and some information about the site. We’ll flesh the design out further, then provide you with a written quote. Once you accept the quote, the fun starts. We get to work bringing your design to life. From framing to the last finishing touches — paint, electrical, and more — we’ll leave you with a structure that’s move-in ready and built to last.