September 2016

September saw most work on pole barn getting done.  Still waiting on electric service install.  Preparations for pouring floor started on the 15th. with arrival of foam board insulation.

Foam insulation for floor.
Foam insulation for floor.

On the 27th. floor drain, Foam insulation, and pex tubing were installed.

Floor Drain and radiant floor heating being installed.
Floor Drain and radiant floor heating being installed.

Floor is ready for wire and concrete.

Came back the 28th. to finish floor.

First of three mixers arrives.
First of three mixers arrives.
Almost half poured.
Almost half poured.
Emptying second truck.
Emptying second truck.
All poured and setting.
All poured and setting.
Finishing up.
Finishing up.

September finally saw rain, in a day and a half we got 3.5 inches.  On the 30th. more stone for driveway was delivered.

Tri-axle dump truck and 3.5 inches of rain.
Tri-axle dump truck and 3.5 inches of rain.

That’s it for September.

August 2016

August was a very hot and humid month here.  Pole barn got underway, still waiting on electric, garage door, and floor.  The floor of the pole barn is going to have pex tubing in it for heat.  First they will put down 2 inch foam insulation.  Then either wire mesh or re-bar not sure which yet.  Pex tubing will be fastened to mesh or re-bar.  After that 5 inches of reinforced concrete will be poured.  When they come and do it I’ll be putting up pictures.

The contractor did come and work on the driveway, and put stone base inside the barn.

Working on driveway.
Working on driveway.
Stone base for concrete.
Stone base for concrete.
New driveway, after rolling.
New driveway, after rolling.

I started to put insulation in barn to get ready for electric service to go in.  The insulation I choose is a closed cell foam board 4′ x 8′ x 1 1/2″ with a R-value of 9.8 foil on both sides.

This is how I got it here.
This is how I got it here. This is only 5 Sheets, need about 47 for the walls. I’m going to have the rest delivered.
Just over half done.
Just over half done.
This is what 5 sheets covered. some where along this wall a 200 amp breaker box will be installed.
This is what 5 sheets covered. some where along this wall a 200 amp breaker box will be installed.

Got some time on the backhoe also.  opened up and made bigger a drainage dig above the barn.  So far I have about 3 hours total running a backhoe.

Backhoe ops
Backhoe ops
Finished, Lots of shale. backhoe did very well just have to be patient.
Finished, Lots of shale. backhoe did very well just have to be patient.

That’s all for August.

Pole Barn Construction (part 2, day 2)

More pictures, click on title to see.

contractor for the pole barn is Fisher Brothers Builders.      http://www.fisherbrothersbuilders.com/

Day two of construction,  crew arrives and starts setting trusses.

August 18, 2016 - Setting trusses.
August 18, 2016 – Setting trusses.
August 18, 2016 - More trusses up.
August 18, 2016 – More trusses up.
August 18, 2016 - Almost done with roof trusses.
August 18, 2016 – Almost done with roof trusses.

Now that framing is done, time to put double bubble insulation on roof.  Mainly used to control condensation inside of barn.

August 18, 2016 - Double bubble insulation.
August 18, 2016 – Double bubble insulation.
August 18, 2016 - almost done, cupola framing done.
August 18, 2016 – almost done, cupola framing done.

Windows and door starting to be put in. Roofing going on.

August 18, 2016 - Door, windows, and roofing being installed.
August 18, 2016 – Door, windows, and roofing being installed.

Roofing done, Siding going up.

August 18, 2016 - Siding started.
August 18, 2016 – Siding started.
August 18, 2016 - More siding.
August 18, 2016 – More siding.
August 18, 2016 - Back side done.
August 18, 2016 – Back side done.
August 18, 2016 - Front side done, working on flashing for cupola.
August 18, 2016 – Front side done, working on flashing for cupola.

Day two done, in all construction took about 11 1/2 hours.  More grading needs done, floor, garage door, electric service, and spouting.

August 18, 2016 - Construction finished, back side
August 18, 2016 – Construction finished, back side
August 18, 2016 - Front side.
August 18, 2016 – Front side.
August 18, 2016 - Weather vane we got for top of cupola.
August 18, 2016 – Weather vane we got for top of cupola.

Pole Barn Construction (part 2, day 1)

More pictures, click on title to see.

contractor for the pole barn is Fisher Brothers Builders.      http://www.fisherbrothersbuilders.com/

Day one of construction materials arrive.

August 17, 2016 - First material delivery.
August 17, 2016 – First material delivery.

Building crew arrives.

August 17, 2016 - Setting post.
August 17, 2016 – Setting post.
August 17, 2016 - Post set, framing.
August 17, 2016 – Post set, framing.
August 17, 2016 - More framing.
August 17, 2016 – More framing.

Crew worked 2 hours 15 minutes today, and more material arrived.  Coming back tomorrow to finish.

August 17, 2016 - End of day one.
August 17, 2016 – End of day one.