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    My 40 x 40 shed / barn

    I have just completed the construction of a new shed / barn. I had intended to build this a couple of years down the road but the storms of late April that came through North Alabama moved my decision up just a little. My old barn was not destroyed but one whole side of the roof was lifted up and almost thrown over the other side. ALFA insurance said it was $4100 worth of damage. With that check in hand, I decided to put it toward a new building rather than repair the old one. Some of these photos have been posted on another forum and raised some interesting discussion on building techniques from different parts of the country. I welcome any comments and will try to answer any questions. Hope you enjoy.

    Photo 1; I was open to where the barn went and shot the grade to get the most level area possible.
    Photo 2: This area was only off about 3 inches from level across the area that would be the slab.
    Photo 3 & 4: Spreading the first load of gravel. It took just a little more than one load to do the job. This load had about 24 tons on it. The soil where my building is going has no "top soil" so to speak but is red clay and it is solid. The barn builder I hired asked me to mow the grass as close as possible which I did with my 4320 and MX6 bush hog. The gravel was spread on top of the mowed area.
    Photo 5: The finished gravel spread to a string height stretched across each corner. Notice the pile of gravel i had left over from the second load.
    Photo 6: The hand held post hole digger did not have enough torque to drill the 4' holes in the red clay. The builder commented on how solid the ground was. They had to go with plan B.
    Photo 7 & 8: Plan B worked much better.
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    Second phase of construction

    Setting the framework of my barn. All these photos show the 6" x 6" pt poles being set. What i didn't picture was the actual tamping. The holes had a layer of gravel in the bottom and then back-filled around the leveled poles with the red clay and tamped, tamped and tamped some more. I thought about pouring concrete around each pole but knowing the soil and feeling confident of it's firmness, I decided to put that money elsewhere. The builder agreed.
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    Third phase

    Preparing the slab for concrete. These photos uploaded in reverse order so photo 3 is actually the first of the sequence. You'll notice I got the boss involved placing the plastic and wire in place.
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    Fourth Phase

    Pouring the concrete. I spread the gravel so that the middle section where the traffic will be through the barn would have a slab at least 6" thick and then sloped to 3.5" around the perimeter.

    The night before we had a 2" plus rain. One of the cement trucks got stuck backing into the building and I had to use the 4320 to help him out. You'll notice it in the background in some of the pictures.

    I'm very pleased with the way the slab turned out. The slab as poured took 21.25 yards of concrete which cost $1986. That includes the concrete, tax, environmental fees and fuel surcharge. I paid the finishers $440 to pour and finish the concrete and they did an excellent job.
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    Last edited by Uncle Wayne; 06-27-2011 at 01:19 AM. Reason: corrected endless typos
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    The Fifth Phase

    Work begins on the lean-to's on each side of the barn. They will add 14' of covered storage space.

    I guess most of these are self explanantory. Notice in the hole picture there is no rock in this soil at least not down to 4' deep.

    Olivia didn't get over in time to put her handprint in the concrete, my only disapointment in the entire project.
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    Setting the trusses

    The builder had an unique rig that helped him pick up the 40' wide trusses.
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    More framing

    Framing the lean-to's and once again they didn't upload in the correct sequence but you can figure out which one to start with first.
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    12 x 12 barrel doors installed

    They had the roof on before I got home from work and didn't get any pictures of it. I had the double bubble insulation installed under the roof panels as well as the walls.

    The doors are manually operated, 12' x 12' roll up doors which are incredibly easy to operate. They have a slide at the bottom to allow me to lock them in the down position. They cost me $964 each installed.
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    Double Bubble

    Wrapping the roof and now the walls with double bubble insulation. The insulation cost me an extra $800.

    Photo 4: this is the rat seal. The metal on the sides set down on this seal.
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    Finishing up

    The siding to match the color of the siding on my house cost an extra $400. Made the boss happy, never a bad thing, that I co-ordinated colors.
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