Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pole Barn Part III

 I forgot to mention another little tidbit.  Before the guys came to pour the cement, we wrapped the entire inside perimeter with plastic.  This way when the cement splashed down, it wouldn't get all over the walls. 

 And what did get on the walls, the guys that were working on the floor, were nice enough to clean off the walls.  It wasn't much.

 After they put the finishing touches on the floor, it was time for Dave to hang the doors.
 He opened the first package, got the door hung, took the outer covering off of the door,
 and on the bottom panel was a dent!  In the door.  It's a small dent, but it is a NEW door dammittohell!!!

And actually, when he picked up the doors, it looked like one of the packages had been ran over.  So Dave had them sign a paper saying it was possibly damaged.  Guess what?  It was.
These are the rails the door raise up on.  They need to be straight.  It took a week and a half for the parts to arrive, but they replaced the damaged parts.

 When the doors were on, there was a slight gap in the top of the doors.  It had to do with the size of the opening being a tad too big,and the floor taking a dip by the edge, but Dave fixed it and it looks just fine.
  Dave also built these awesome shelves which will hold tubs and such, and are extra sturdy.
 And on the other side of that wall is MY bay!
 Which I will show you later!
 And this be about where I lost it.  The "boys" spent a few days playing around in the dirt, getting this all smoothed out.  They were also hauling dirt away from the front of the pole barn so we could have gravel brought in for the approach.   I don't have pictures, just a video, which I do not know how to upload.  But while Dave was on his tractor (not pictured) our neighbor was on his backhoe, loading dirt into a trailer, that was attached to Dave's tractor. Well, the trailer was too big for the tractor, and the tractor/trailer combo jacknifed....twice. 
 The trailer was pushing the tractor over on it's side, while my man was on it!  Our neighbor had to come with the backhoe and pull the trailer back.  It could have been deadly and I was on edge from this whole project taking too long as it was.  

But it is finished now and today, we are filling it up!  More pics later.



  1. Beautiful pole barn! The Great Scot and I once discussed building one to live in...

  2. A lot of people do that Jacque and they actually look quite nice. Both of our neighbors live in pole barns.