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 do so, but if you live in a pole barn home, can you have a basement?
Our concrete crew says: the answer is yes
With an experienced concrete crew, you can pour a basement for a pole barn. It is not very typical to have a basement under a post-frame building, however, it is possible and has been done before.
Pole barns are not designed for basements, so adding one can be costly, but with the continuing innovation in the industry the price is steadily decreasing. You can have a full, partial, or walk-out basement.
Advantages and disadvantages of basement types
- A full basement increases the structural integrity of the building. Poured concrete is a very strong base for any building.
- A full basement also has increased square footage, giving you more space.
- Repairs can be done easier.
- Offers the best protection from storms.
- Increased storage space for larger items.
- High cost
- The need for a sump pump to prevent flooding
- Lack of natural light
- A more cost-effective way to get a basement
- Great for small lots
- Giving up additional space by forgoing the full basement
- Typically won’t get as much out of your money compared to pouring the full basement.
- Max lot utilization
- Lots of potential for natural light
- A garage can be incorporated into the plan.
- If you add living space, you will need to make an exit in those rooms in case of emergencies.
- This style is typically more complicated and costly