Post Embedment for Pole Buildings
Our standard method employs a compacted dirt backfill with treated 2×6 uplift cleats nailed to the bottom of the post. The post is centered on a properly sized concrete footer to prevent sinking under the live and dead loads on the building.
The high wind option incorporates #4 Post Embedment Techniques…
Truss bracing isn’t a static decision. The truss span, on center, height, location of large openings, and site conditions all factor in to proper pole barn bracing for trusses.
All pole barns should include purlins connecting truss to truss on the top chord at 24″ on center or less if required by the structural plans.
Bracing Tips for Pole Barns…
Our pole barn trusses are an important and critical component in our pole barn kits. Each are designed based upon the utilization of the building. OptiKits! are ideal for garage, farm building, and storage applications. As your needs change so do the components in your building package.
Pole Barn With Porch
We try to minimize cutting on structural members OptiKits! Pole Barn Trusses…
OptiKit trusses are specified as Category I (low risk to human life) agricultural trusses. See this page for more information about IBC risk categories.
For occupied buildings or residential code projects our truss specification must be changed for permitting. The additional cost is minimal for most projects and these changes simply mean you get a stronger truss, usually with better plates.
Trusses Supports Purlins…
OptiKits! modular design means walls go up quick. This includes not only the girts but also the skirt board, truss supports, and siding too.
Our DIY pole barn kits fasten #2 spruce 2×4 girts to the posts using galvanized nails. We suggest you stagger each row of girts so the lumber breaks at different posts.
For high wind areas we use girt stiffeners for a Girts Stout Wall Systems…
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 that way.
Post Foundation System…
We offer online pole barn prices for kits including delivery in most locations. If our quotation system does not provide a delivered price please contact us for a delivered price.
Quoted pole barn prices include all materials OptiKits! Prices & Information…
Is delivery and sales tax included in your quoted prices?
Delivery is included if the computer has a route for your zip code. Right below the price on the dashboard it show delivery as included or not. We can provide a delivered estimate via telephone, email or fax so please contact us
Sales tax is charged in the state of Texas.