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 09-14-2017, 09:28 Post: 87807
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Gentlemen,

I hope that someone has some experience with this. Here is my situation: 1) I am having Northland Buildings erect a pole barn for me. 2) The area is flat and free of trees. 3) I would like to prepare the site and fill with gravel with my TC25D and loader. 4) I would like to see pictures or get instructions as to how others have prepared their pole barn site. 5) Does this project really require a $2000 excavation? 6) My soil does not have a lot of sod - my plan was to build a soil mound 1 foot higher than surrounding area- then cover with another 4-6" of gravel - level everything then call the erectors. Please lend your experiences to me.

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 09-14-2017, 14:23 Post: 87829
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Built many and building one now. Strip off the top soil at least 6-8 inches deep. If sub soil is real sticky (clay) I'd use ground fabric also. Have bank run gravel brought in to back fill 6-8 inches above your old grade. I like to see at least 2 feet extra around all sides. Have building built bring in #1st or #1 stone or Course Sand to set your final grade prior to pouring concrete.

If you are heating the pole barn structure there are other things to consider...






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 09-22-2017, 18:41 Post: 90026
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Here is the deal - all topsoil has to be stripped then fill with large stone (2-3" dia.) about 3" deep. Then gravel - 3-4". Then add as much stone necessary to get the floor level and 6" above grade.

That is the guidance from an excavator. Backfill to create side slopes.






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 09-22-2017, 23:35 Post: 90057
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As soon as my building permit is approved I will be adding a 12x32 runout shelter to an existing barn. I was told to dig down 12"-18" and put stone, gravel, and stonedust, in that order. I know an excavator can do the work in a matter of hours. I have a Kubota 7510 and LA 302 loader. Any thoughts on whether or not I can do this myself? I don't mind taking longer to save money, but if it's going to take days rather than hours it might not be worth it. Any thoughts? Suggestions?






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 09-24-2017, 09:56 Post: 90487
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IMHO
Hire the guy if you can afford too. Don't forget the subgrade and drain before you start filling it.Compact before the stonedust and again after.

Good luck.






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 09-24-2017, 14:51 Post: 90520
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Spent the day using a friends 2910 with backhoe. I had lots of fun and moved a huge amount of dirt (my 7510 was great as the designated pile mover). Hopefully I can clean up the mess I made tomorrow. Tomorrow will also be a test of sorts as I try and dig for 4 piers. If I can't do it, my trusty manual post hole digger is at the site.

I still might need to hire an excavator to make sure the job is done right; but I have had fun trying so far!






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 09-24-2017, 19:45 Post: 90535
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Having fun trying is what its all about!
Good job






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 10-15-2017, 06:30 Post: 96794
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If you are heating the pole barn structure there are other things to consider...
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I PLAN ON HEATING & Air Conditioning my 30x 52.
For my 22 X 76 I plan on heating one 16 x 22 stall.
What other things should I consider... ?






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 10-15-2017, 11:25 Post: 96795
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If you are heating the pole barn structure there are other things to consider...
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I PLAN ON HEATING & Air Conditioning my 30x 52.
For my 22 X 76 I plan on heating one 16 x 22 stall.
What other things should I consider... ?






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 10-16-2017, 07:02 Post: 96832
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Keeping frost away from the slab and not heating the soil around the permiter is a challenge. I like to use a 1' vertical piece of 2" foam with 14" alum flashing to protect it on the outside. I also like a 2' wide piece of 2" foam horizontal around inside to help keep heat in.

I do not think you have to use foam under the entire floor.






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