Lot Preparation for Pole Barn Construction

pole barn lot preparationHave you designated a site for your future pole barn? Just because the land is empty does not mean it’s ready to accommodate a steel building or other structure. You need the right kind of lot preparation for a pole barn; otherwise you may run into unforeseen problems during construction.

Acquire the Legal Permits

Even if you own the property, you may still need to obtain the proper permits depending on your specific district. Contact your local city administrator. We are familiar with most zoning requirements in and around Spokane. We may be able to assist you in this area if the construction is within our common service zones. You may require a special permit, even if you reside outside major metropolitan areas.

The Lot Preparation Process

Use stakes and boundary ropes to designate the exact lot space. Ideally, the land should consist of mostly flat and a well-draining area. The area should also be spacious enough for possible future expansion. After staking the area, you should still have enough walking space on all four sides. Finally, establish the required elevation and grade for adequate drainage.

You will also need to determine whether the land can support the structure. Depending on soil conditions, for example, the land may require below-ground piers or similar structural supports.

Other Considerations

  • Aside from the barn itself, does the land also have enough space for a yard, driveway, or septic system?
  • Is this a site where a building can benefit from passive solar heat gain?
  • Is the area part of a homeowner’s association? If so, you may need permission before construction.

We’ll Help Prepare Your Lot

The more optional features you add, the more lot preparation you may need. Contact C&S Construction for an initial consultation. Our inspector can determine the exact lot preparation for your pole barn based on an initial assessment.

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