Can You Build a Pole Barn on an Uneven Lot?

Pole BarnWe have constructed dozens upon dozens of pole barns throughout the Spokane area. Most of these were built on flat terrain, which makes our job easier. However, sometimes we are tasked to build a pole barn on an uneven lot. Can we actually do this? Are there any additional factors to consider?

How to Build on an Uneven Terrain

We implement several methods to create a suitable terrain. One way is to fill the uneven areas with soil. This technique works provided that the area does not have any drainage issues. Using soil doesn’t even have to produce a perfectly flat surface. Most terrains suffice as long as the surface is off-level by one inch or less.

We can also erect pole barns and steel barns on an existing uneven land and level it at a later time.

What About Marshy Land?

Aside from uneven terrain, we also deal with construction on marshy land. We address this problem by contouring the ground outside and installing drainage swales. This directs water away from the building.

Making Adjustments to the Building

Aside from modifying uneven terrain, we can also adjust the building itself. We can simply determine how much the site is off level and use longer posts for the sloped area. We actually use longer poles on some occasions even for a flat terrain. This is because it’s not always easy to bury all the poles at exactly the same depth.

We’ll Erect a Pole Barn on Flat or Uneven Land

If you need a pole barn or fabric building constructed, C&S Construction will get it done regardless of the type of terrain. Erecting a pole barn on an uneven lot poses a challenge, but it’s one we have successfully undertaken on numerous occasions.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Pole Building Construction on all Land Types

Serving customers from Pullman to Bonners Ferry and Wenatchee to Western Montana, including Spokane, Coeur D’Alene, Cheney, Pullman, Sandpoint, Wallace and the surrounding area since 1998