Picking a place to install your new steel barn is both tricky and incredibly important. You want to pick a spot that is convenient, but also surrounded by enough space so as not to dwarf your other buildings or make your land seem smaller than it is. Depending on the size and intended use of your new steel barn, you might even want to pave a driveway leading up to the space, especially if you’re going to park multiple vehicles, boats, golf carts or farming equipment inside. Because of the permanence of cement and paving, this makes choosing the right location even more crucial.

Steel Barn by Elephant Barns

Picking an Installation Site for Your Steel Barn

First, decide what the primary use of your steel barn will be. If you’re focusing mainly on livestock, agricultural equipment or storage of industrial materials and accessories, you will want to place your barn far away from your home or place of business. This is both a noise-related courtesy to inhabitants and visitors as well as a safety issue, so you’re covering your bases by placing it at a distance. On the other hand, if you’re storing cars, over-sized children’s toys, a simple workshop, or a gardening area for a garden, it might make sense to install your steel barn close by, both for convenience and accessibility.

Next, you will want to make sure that the ground level of the land that you’ve chosen is level within 3 to four inches. Our installers will not be able to work with land that is any more uneven than that, so plan accordingly. You will want to make sure that there are no power lines or big trees taking up the air-space above where your steel barn will be located, as that could also potentially challenge the installation team’s ability to build your structure. Finally, make sure if you are going to lay a concrete pad down for your steel barn, make sure you do so before our crew comes to install your building, as they will not be able to work with wet concrete, and you will not be able to install the pad after the structure has been installed.

If you’re interested in purchasing a steel barn or other metal building, or if you’d like more information on picking and preparing installation sites, give us a call at 855-CAR-PORT. Our customer service reps can help answer any questions that you might have, and they can also help you place your order for a steel barn if you’re ready.


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