Barn Building

rain-delay
Off to a wet start

So the April Showers arrived – slowed everything down so far as barn building went.

Materials

The gravel base has been delivered and the framing materials are ready to come off the trailer.

The Corner is Set in Place
The Corner is Set in Place

Corner posts were set and checked for square and vertical.

East End Wall Posts
East End Wall Posts

The rest of the posts were set for the walls. Side girts were added, then the posts trimmed off to the correct height. Top plate and top girts were added.

Trusses Delivered
Trusses Delivered

Trusses were delivered, then installed.

Purlins Added
Purlins Added

The roof purlins were added, first on the front, then on the back.

Framed
Framed

All the framing completed.

 

Ready for Concrete
Ready for Concrete

Half the barn to get concrete floor. Gravel base was spread and leveled, then the plastic laid down, and covered with the wire mesh.

Concrete Pour Starting

Concrete spinning up just before the pour started.

Rodding off the pour.
Rodding off the pour.

As the concrete was poured in, a long 2×4 was used to get a rough level on the mixture.

Floating the Concrete
Floating the Concrete

After the first section was poured, a bull float was worked of the first section, and the process repeated on the second section. Later the entire surface was hand troweled for a nice smooth and level finish.

Sheet Metal Roofing Added
Sheet Metal Roofing Added

The R panel roofing was added, along with a ridge cap.

Siding on South Side
Siding on South Side

With the roof in place, the side panels were added

Covered
Covered

So next up is to install the trim under the eaves and around the doors. Later on I’ll add a concrete floor to remaining half and add the doors.