Foundation costs usually exceed 15% of the total cost of Pole Buildings construction for typical single story Pole Buildings construction. Pole Buildings use posts as the framing member.
The Pole Buildings construction method's strength of posts, buried 4 to 6 feet deep, provide excellent lateral and vertical bearing strength. Large excavation project pours huge amounts of concrete.
The foundation for Pole Buildings can simply be the holes that are drilled using a power auger, with posts supported by footers, and a dirt backfill. Optionally, a floating slab can be poured using the grade boards as forms to provide a 4"-6" slab for a garage or workshop.
Properly engineered Pole Buildingss often include wide truss spacing compared to stick built structures.
Pole Buildings construction proper truss design, bracing, and connection details, trusses can span further than 8'. and support heavy snow loads and 3 second wind gust conditions.
The Pole Buildings construction cost savings for wide span buildings that are extremely long is significant.
Pole Buildings construction can occur in areas that are not flat, were a conventional foundation would require earth moving and grading to level the site. Pole Buildings require less site preparation than other forms of construction. Rather than waste a prime location for your new building because of excavation issues, instead build Pole Buildings in a less desirable area since site contours
Pole Buildings can be fully framed to look just like conventional construction or be an open air barn with minimal finishing costs. Walls in Pole Buildings are non load bearing using Pole Buildings construction methods. The the poles support the weight of the building. Pole Buildings construction methods, non load bearing walls also lower framing costs too.
Pole Buildings have fewer thermal breaks than conventional construction. Pole Buildings construction methods, posts on 8' or greater centers can be insulated better than a stick frame building.
Properly designed and constructed Pole Buildings can handle weather that would destroy conventional structures. Pole Buildings construction methods provide for a post embedded in the earth that transmits lateral forces on the walls directly into the ground.
Pole Buildings construction structures do not tend to collapse during a fire like conventional wood framing on foundations.