Post Foundation System
One of the most important decisions you can make to protect your investment is often overlooked these days.
A post frame building is supported by the posts rather than sitting on a concrete slab. For this reason uplift protection and settling protection is important to make sure your perfectly straight project stays the that way.
Since we know how important uplift and settling issues are, each of our pole barn kits are designed using these guidelines:
• Size post based upon building span, post spacing, wind speed, and snow load.
• Only supply UC4B treated foundation posts.
• Size the concrete footer to ensure the building will never settle.
• Include uplift protection to ensure the building doesn’t rack under high winds.
Pole Barn Foundation Post Treatment
Your treated lumber will come with a treatment tag that indicates the level of treatment applied to the lumber in the treatment tank. A typical 4×6 or 6×6 at many lumber yards are treated to UC4A specification, like a fence post. A UC4B treatment is required for foundation wood and although it costs a little more it is well worth it.
An extreme condition treatment (UC4C) is available for applications indicating extreme duty requirements. The up-charge from our standard UC4B treatment to UC4C is a minor cost.
Gable End Posts
Our building packages include full height gable posts for substantial improvement in building strength and construction simplicity. The floor plan drawing indicates the location of each length post with post orientation included for 4×6 and laminated posts.