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New shop started today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green-Pro, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Signed contract with local builder here back in Jan. for a new 30 x 40 shop. Guys came out last night and dropped off building supplies, started today. I'm glad to I'm running out of space just ordered new trailer and some other new equipment, between the old and the new I was pinched for storage, few more weeks and I'll be good for a while again. Nice thing is where the building is placed I'll be able to add on fairly easily as I need to. They expect to have the shell up by Friday, gotta wait until warmer temps to get the concrete in.
    The ground here was actually pretty soft, its been unseasonably warm for Feb. Hole the posts were set in looked like they had about a foot of water in each one. Spring will be here soon, That deserve a Howard Dean war whoop :waving:


    P.S. will post some pics after shell is on.

    shop 1.jpg

    shop 2.jpg

    shop 3.jpg
  2. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    Good luck w/ that. This will be storage only w/ electric I suppose. If you're putting anything in the slab - stub it in first. I would also suggest 6"dga under wire + 6" reinforced concrete for the floor. Also, a good epoxy paint on the floor is very helpful. Good luck w/ your pole barn. We love our 40X60!
  3. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    hmmmm... equipment is gonna get wet...


    j/k... congrats on the start of the new shop.. must be a good feeling.
  4. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 525

    Good luck with the shop.. Mine will be started on the 28th. Hopefully . I am putting up a 24X32x10. Wanted bigger but really didn't have the room. I am sure you can't wait as I am getting anxious as the we get closer to the end of the month
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I am acctually getting into building polebarns. I put up a few for another company over the last couple of months. Its amazing on how nice these buildings can come out. I am still doing research on what distributor/materials i want to use, but hopefully in the next 3-4 weeks i will start advertising. I plan on directing a majority of my marketing on people with horses. I thought about mailing every landscaper in the phone book a letter about ple buildings, however i doubt i would be too successful since i do mowing/landscaping under the same business, Rusk Enterprisess LLC.

  6. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Yeah, I know what you mean about how well the finished building turns out. The other part I like is how quick these guys can do this, I mean I'm handy enough to get it done but not at near the speed the guys that do this for a living can :) Besides I got a great deal on this from the builder, he's a good guy, wanted to have projects to keep some guys working instead of laying off, at least as long as the weather would hold.

    Yeah now that theyt started I am anxious to have it complete, still will have to wait for warmer weather to do the concrete, but oh well. I wasn't originally planning on even contacting them until March, but as I mentioned they wanted work for their guys to do at a moments notice for this time of year. Good Luck with your shop, once they get started it will be up in about the time you can blink.

    Only if they let me help with the roof panels LOL :blush:

    Yep the electric I will do, trench line in from garage/house (weatherhead still on garage roof from building I tore down) to breaker box, just want to power the basics right now, lights, outlets, overhead door. Yes already planned for stubing things in.

    Thanks guys,

  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    I think ya got a really big hole in your roof!! :laugh:

    are they doing metal or shingle roof, just wondering.
    If metal roofs are not insulated really good it condensates then it will be raining inside.
    congrats on the new shop.
    I want to get one of them before next winter if I can pull it off. :D
  8. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    opp's I forgot about Howard.
    raaaaaahhhhhhhhaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  9. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 402

    Just a quick question, Why didn't they prep for concrete before they started building the pole building? Won't it be hard to excavate the sod and dirt after the building is up?

    I know it is possible, but just saying that wouldn't it be easier to do before the building is built.
  10. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    If you take a look at the base in one of the pics you will seethe treated plate that runs the perimeter of the base of the building is a little over a foot from the ground on the one corner. They will bring in base material to bring things up to grade, once this is done then the concrete work begins.


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