Asked by Gary Ernst from Howell, Mi


I have an old hip roofed dairy barn that has an open haymow, no beams tieing the sides together other than the haymow floor which is resting on concrete block aprox. 7′ high.

There are posts on the walls supporting the plate at the eve. these posts are 14′ apart and the block wall is 1′ thck under the post otherwise it’s 8″ block.

My question is I have removed some of the haymow flooring for farm equipment storage. the walls are no longer tied together at the top of the block wall should I worry?