Recently KIM in STRATFORD posted this question to a Facebook Barndominium discussion group I am a member of: “I am trying to finalize my plans today. Is it possible to have 8′ side walls and still have a 6′ overhang open porch on the eave side of the house? I have a 5/12 pitch on […]Read More
Allow me to preface this post about a frost heaved porch with a reference to Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes and Watson solved fictional criminal dilemmas with deductive reasoning. In my cases, nearly 40 years of experience (plus knowing and relying upon input from many brilliant engineers) allows me to recommend solutions with […]Read More
Decks and Exterior Balconies of Post Frame Buildings Post frame buildings and residential construction have finally met and the marriage happily looks to be a long term one! Along with this marriage, post frame has to familiarize itself with structural areas which were previously unfamiliar. Amongst these are decks and exterior balconies. The 2018 IBC […]Read More
A Decked Out Lesson I keep telling people after over forty years in the construction industry I am still learning new things each and every day. Today being no exception, I found out things I did not know about decks. I’ve spent most of my building career immersed in post frame buildings, which (until the […]Read More
The beauty of what I do is I get to learn lots and lots of new stuff. And then I get to share it with my readers – which is even more fun! Today’s bright shiny new thing is the reverse gable porch. First, let us define what a reverse gable is. Picture this, if […]Read More
More and more, post frame buildings are being utilized for homes. And with good reason – they are cost affordable and can be easily constructed by the average weekend warrior. The trend in all residential construction is towards a return to traditional and vintage home styles, with columns standing out as one of the hallmarks […]Read More
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