Pole buildings and conventional buildings differ in many ways, with conventional stick-framing providing the option of building on a slab foundation or over a basement, but requiring a continuous perimeter foundation. Pole buildings can offer greater adaptability since no continuous foundation is needed, and also streamlined construction and (usually) greater affordability.
Conventional framing, also known as stick-building or stick-framing, requires a continuous perimeter foundation with the benefit that a basement can be added to the structure. However, stick-built framing requires more build time and expertise than a pole building, and doesn’t provide the lateral strength of a pole structure.
Pole buildings are adaptable, inexpensive and easy to build, requiring less build expertise. Built by burying posts four to six feet into the ground which allows for superior vertical and lateral strength, these structures are incredibly strong in the wind and under snow loads. More energy efficient, with less thermal breaks than stick-built framing, pole buildings are very versatile and adaptable.
So unless a basement is needed, the greater energy-efficiency and versatility, and lower cost of a pole building often makes it the clear winner over conventional building methods. C&S Construction specializes in the design and build of custom pole buildings such as barns, aircraft hangars and workshops, and we’re also experts in the construction of fabric-covered and steel buildings. Give us a call or email us for a free consultation, and be sure to check out our special online offers!
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Pole Barn & Building Experts
in Spokane & the Inland Northwest
Serving customers from Pullman to Bonners Ferry and Wenatchee to Western Montana, including Spokane, Coeur D’Alene, Cheney, Pullman, Sandpoint, Wallace and the surrounding area since 1998