We take pride in getting our buildings square and level, but to the untrained eye that flat spot in your field can easily drop 12″ in 50′. Our prices do not include site preparation or the hand work to fill in after completion.
When you say 10′ side wall to us we apply a 10′ piece of metal to the barn. But, the metal has to cover the end of the rafter and the top plate. So your clearance with a dirt floor and a sliding door is approximately 9′. If you pour a slab after we leave using the bottom plate for your form, your clearance is reduced to 9′ less the thickness of the slab.
A shed or open side barn usually has the posts on 10′ centers. If you need an over sized bay for a specific piece of machinery we can generally do it an no extra charge. If you need all of them over sized we need to talk about it to make sure we don’t jeopardize the strength of the building.
A Note on Dirt Work
We need a level compacted dirt pad 10′ wider and longer that your building with access for our delivery truck. For example, if you are building a 30′x50′ building the pad needs to be 40′x60′. Problems seldom result from a dozier operator doing his job poorly. Problems typically come up because the customer does no dirt work. They find what they think is a level spot and say “Build it Here.” The costs associated with ground that is out of level typically include material, freight and downtime for the crew. Those extra costs are unnecessary if the dirt work is done.
A Note on Cleanup
To keep your price as low as possible, we have not added the cost of a dumpster to your bid. You can expect our crew will pull all burnable scrap in one pile and the token material scrap in another.
We can build what you need but if a permit is required we ask that you give us the name and number of the local office so we can contact them and work up a bid to conform to their standards. You will pull and pay for any permits, we will pay for contractor’s fees and licenses. We can comply with any building code but they vary by county.
This is not all inclusive – but here are some known permit required locations:
Kansas Permit Counties
- City of Hesston
- City of Edwardsville
- City of Shawnee
Missouri Permit Counties
- St. Charles
Oklahoma Permit Counties
- OKC County
- OKC Metro Area
Colorado Permit Counties
- El Paso
- All High Elevations
What could “permit required” mean?
Each county is different – we may have to nail and bolt the top plate, use heavier plates, 2×6 purlins instead of 2×4, deeper poles, etc.
Why should I ask about codes? Can’t I just build what I want?
Checking codes before we build will allow for a more enjoyable building experience. The experience of having an inspector show up and shut a crew down for not having a permit is both costly and time consuming. To save time and money, please check your county codes.