Some farm and home owners find themselves faced with the prospect of what to do with a large concrete slab. Often this is all that remains from an old structure or left in place from a defunct basketball or tennis court. Consider building a post frame building on an existing foundation.
In other instances, property owners may be thinking about demolishing a dilapidated structure that is seated on a sound concrete foundation. And replacing the old building with a new multi-purpose post frame structure.
Of all the forms of construction, post frame buildings and their materials and methods are the most environmentally beneficial way to build. Not only is ground displacement minimal compared to other methods, but post frame buildings also use less energy during construction and long-term operation. These are just some of the environmental benefits of post frame construction.
Once you have decided that a post frame building will be the best option for your project, deciding the appropriate foundation is next. Let’s look at foundation considerations for your post frame building. As you probably already know, a post frame building may need only a properly leveled piece of real estate to support a long-lasting, highly-functional structure.