The FBi Blog

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

Building Tips | Structural Integrity | Site Preparation

By: Angie Dobson
December 13th, 2021

One of the most common questions our Project Sales Consultants are asked during the pole barn building process is whether or not the concrete pad should be poured before or after the post frame building is constructed.   The short answer to this question is it depends.

News | Cost | Permitting | Site Preparation

By: Angie Dobson
March 26th, 2021

It’s been a little over one year since COVID-19 shook our nation. It has been a challenging time for all of us. For some, most days were probably just a blur, and we did what we could just to get through the day.  Even though people could continue to work during the pandemic, the reduced labor force is being felt into 2021. If building a pole barn is part of your plans for this year, now is the time to get that project rolling.

Building Construction | Project Prep | Posts | Building Tips | Post Frame Homes | Residential Buildings | Permitting | Site Preparation | Financing | Building Design

By: Cori Lane
March 22nd, 2021

Shome. Barndominium. Post frame home. Whichever term you use, it’s safe to say that pole barns with living quarters are in style.

Building Construction | Posts | Site Preparation | Building Design

By: Cori Lane
January 15th, 2021

Every post-frame building must sit upon a solid foundation. This firm basis, along with properly installed footings, supports the entire pole barn and its design loads. A weak foundation can put the structural integrity of your post-frame building at risk.

Posts | Building Tips | Permitting | Site Preparation | Financing

By: Angie Dobson
August 28th, 2020

It’s hard to believe that 2022 is already here, and if I had to guess many of us are very glad to see 2021 behind us. To say that 2021 has been an interesting year would be an understatement. COVID-19 has left several ripples throughout the country, which has caused a “new normal” for businesses, schools, churches, restaurants, etc.

Posts | Building Features | Site Preparation

By: Cori Lane
December 30th, 2019

One of your core objectives is to build a new pole barn this year. You already have the land and finances set aside. There's half the battle that prospective customers face in post-frame construction.