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Pole Barn Building Site Preparation

Tips & Information


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

When site prep is done correctly, you'll have a drier, healthier building less subject to the destructive action of water. It will last longer, need less maintenance and take less energy to cool.

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Remove all humus and sod.
  2. Excavate to remove high spots, if needed.
  3. Add ditches, pond or swales, if needed.
  4. If needed, apply fill a layer at a time and compact it to ensure a non-settling crowned or level surface.
  5. Add a layer of coarse stone over the soil base to reduces capillary action and drain water away.

If you are considering a building project, we encourage you to talk to an excavator early. Your FBi Project Sales Consultant can recommend one in your area that has experience preparing sites for post-frame buildings.