The FBi Blog

Information that gives you insight into post-frame construction and in making your building project a success.

Building Tips | Site Preparation

By: Julie Kimpel
March 13th, 2023

Disclaimer: Before we dive deep into the gravel recommendations for your pole barn site prep, we want to clarify that this article is specifically written for those who wish to use gravel for their site pad. 

Building Construction | Building Features | Comparisons | Cost

By: Nettie Grubb
March 6th, 2023

Have you ever looked into buying a new car? Similar to vehicles, pole buildings have multiple sizes to choose from and building features that you can add. However, unlike cars, purchasing a pole barn does not have an MSRP price.    Depending on the size, the average cost for just the shell of a pole barn can range from $19-45 per square foot. But don’t fret; within this blog, we will discuss the ten factors that play into pole barn cost.

Building Features | Cost | Permitting | Site Preparation | Building Design

By: Angie Dobson
February 27th, 2023

Have you considered building a new farm shop or hobby barn? Or you've already received quotes from post-frame builders and were surprised by the total cost, so you decided to hold off on your project until prices dropped. Our rational thinking tells us that pole barn prices will come down, but we are still determining if costs will return to where they once were; others might doubt if that will ever happen.

Building Construction | Farm Buildings | Structural Integrity | Cost

By: Julie Kimpel
February 13th, 2023

You’ve probably seen the viral videos featuring our QLYFT building system. QLYFT is very different from how you’ve seen post-frame buildings done in the past, so naturally, you will have some questions. Well, we’re excited and happy to answer all your questions! 

Building Construction | Comparisons | Cost | Site Preparation | Building Design

By: Nettie Grubb
February 6th, 2023

You will have to prepare your site at the start of your post-frame project. This includes preparing the building location and where to put the driveway to your pole building. During site preparation, you will also need to consider the materials and equipment that will be arriving and have enough room to access and maneuver the site once they arrive at your pole barn construction site.  There are many things to consider when determining your driveway. Just like when selecting your pole barn flooring, the same options are available for your drive. You can go as simple as dirt to as high-end as block paving. Regarding cost, some customers have stated they spent more on their driveway than on their pole barn.  Are you planning to leave the entrance as is? Or will you want to add a concrete, asphalt, or gravel driveway? Below you will learn about the six driveway surface options and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Building Construction | Posts | Videos | Structural Integrity | Repairs & Renovations | Building Design

By: Cori Lane
January 30th, 2023

As a post-frame builder, we're frequently asked by potential customers, "Can you lift an existing pole barn?"  Typically, these customers are farmers who want to raise their post-frame building height to store larger farm equipment. For example, the evolution of a combine has grown since our parents and grandparents started farming.