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Post Frame Construction for Event Venues

If you are familiar with commercial metal building construction, you may have heard of post-frame construction. Whether it is a wedding, a reunion, a banquet, or anything in between, today more than ever, people are choosing pole barns.    Pole barns combine the homely look of a country home with the functionality of an event center. This can make it...

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How to Keep Pests out of your Pole Barn

During the colder months, mice and other pests like to find areas to stay warm. There is no better place for these rodents to hide than pole barn homes. Many of these pests carry diseases and can destroy parts of your pole barn. They will tear through electrical wiring, and can even start fires.    Once you have pests in...

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Can a pole barn have a basement?

Our concrete crew knows the best that midwest weather can be very unpredictable. Our seasons can change very quickly, and a lot of the time with little to no warning.  Storms can also be a factor. Sometimes these storms can get very intense to the point where you should seek out shelter. The basement is usually the best place to...

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Can I build my own metal building?

Wondering if you could build your very own agricultural metal building? Well, the short answer is, you absolutely can. There are many individuals that simply have the skills to do it themselves, and just want to ask the question if they can. Tru-Bilt offers many forms of building kits, that allow for individuals with some working building knowledge to erect...

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Does a Pole Barn add Value to your Home?

The housing market is constantly changing, and it is no different in the world of metal buildings Southern Illinois. Home values are constantly rising and falling depending on the time of year as well as many other factors. One of the most common construction questions is “does a pole barn add value to the home?” They imply the answer being,...

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Choosing a Door for your Pole Barn

Choosing a Door for your Pole Barn   You might think that a door wouldn't make much of a difference in your pole barn, but when it comes to pole barn prices, styles, and structure, that's really not the case. Picking the perfect door for your pole barn should be an important part of your pole barn design process. The...

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Pole Barn Exteriors

Post-frame and pole barn garage construction is getting more advanced by the day. It’s renowned for its versatile design, and durability. One of the best features of pole barn construction is its wide selection of exterior additions and details. With pole barn construction there is very little in terms of limits with what you can do with your structure. Here...

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How to Maintain Your Pole Barn

If you have already built metal buildings before or are planning on building one, then it is important to know how to keep one in good shape. If your metal building was built by a quality pole barn builder, then you should expect it to last many years, but good maintenance can extend its life exponentially.    Metal buildings typically...

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Avoiding Pole Barn Rot

The Largest Threat to your Pole Barn Posts    Pole barns are usually set into the ground by a concrete crew. This alone puts them at risk for pole barn rot. Rot is the number one reason pole barns become damaged or unstable. Rotten wood is usually the result of fungus growing in moist crevices in the building itself or...

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How are Pole Barns Built

There is an incredible amount of metal buildings Southern Illinois. The most popular of them all, being pole barns Pole barns are simply made using support poles, placed into the ground, and supported by a layer of concrete. Pole barns are highly versatile and can be built almost anywhere. While much of the construction can be done DIY style, this...

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