Thoughts on pole buildings
There is a company in the area that will build pole buildings for around $47 sqft. This includes a finished concrete slab, metal roof, metal siding, a few windows, garage doors, etc.
This would be for a shop/garage.
I am in a very high-cost-to-build area so this is a very affordable and attractive number.
My question is about the longevity of the structure. Mainly the poles. They must use a more toxic version of pressure treated lumber if they’re counting on it lasting long-term in the ground? Or is it just that the buried posts are so large, they’ll take forever to rot away?
I’ve seen a couple of these types of buildings go up. Pretty impressive to have a working space in 10 days of labor.
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