How To Build Barn on Old Barn Foundation

HannahHi everyone, We live on a property with an old barn foundation (previous owners tore down the barn…assuming for structural reasons). We want to re-build a barn here and are unsure how to proceed. Here are the big questions: 1) There is existing concrete...

Increase Snow Load

Nathan SmedleyHello I plan on building a 40×50 horse barn in the mountains but I need a roof snow load of 97psf. How do I increase this from the current plans?


PamelaGood Morning! We have your 20×30 gambrel with 10ft shed plans. I’m trying to locate a calculation for size of piers. Can you please advise? Thanks and Happy Easter!

Insulating an OLD barn

Adrianne We recently bought a historic ranch with beautiful 100 year old barns! They are structurally sound but very drafty, to the point snow drifts in. We’re in Colorado near a mountain peak at 8500ft elevation, so we get blizzards and a lot of wind. We would...