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Indiana Pole Barns

Heated Floor Tubing for Pole Barns

A heavy snowfall brings messy roads, snowplows, and salt trucks.  But not in Holland, Michigan, due to their 168 miles of tubing beneath the roads and sidewalks.  It is the largest snow melt system in the country.  Water is heated and sent through the tubing to melt the snow.  Roads are snow and salt free.  This ‘Snowmelt’ system is made up of about 10.5 acres of heated sidewalks and streets.  Streets are clear.  There are fewer falls and accidents.  The businesses of downtown Holland do well even during the typically slow winter months. A similar system can be installed by [More]

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Indiana Pole Barns

Post Frame vs. Stick Frame

Post frame construction is the building method that commonly produces pole barns, although it is not limited to this single design.  A variety of agriculture buildings, garages, sheds, fire stations, municipal buildings, and even homes can be post frame.  The foundation is made by setting posts/piers into the ground for the foundation.  (See our foundation options by clicking here)  The roof framing is made up of engineered wood trusses connected by 2×4 purlins and set on top of the posts or a reinforced double girder.  High quality ridged metal panels finish the building for structural stability and a clean look. [More]

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Indiana Pole Barns

Weathering the winter

It’s nearly the end of January.  The sun has been shining this past week.  Don’t let it trick you.  Winter is not going anywhere.  Temperatures are still frigid.  If you are a construction worker, builder, or farmer, there is still work to be done outside.  Here are some ways you can stay warm in the remaining cold days till Spring arrives:   Layer Up Having three to four layers is the best way to stay warm on the jobsite.  Experts recommend a “synthetic, wicking base to pull moisture off skin.”  Your first layer must be moisture wicking.  Sweating will lead [More]

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