If you're sure, love to hear your thoughts.Quad Racer said:My thoughts are
1 I'm glad your'e at least asking since you're unsure.
2 How did you become a teacher being unsure?
Well you didn't mention using a footing in your first post. So I was going off of the information that was provided.I have taught my students to never be afraid to ask a question, and I am just saying I can't find a single reason to refrain from building on a slab.
I would use a footing below the frost line for each post, but attach at the surface with a steel strap/tie down embedded into the wet cement.
What am I not thinking of? What am I missing?
I am never ashamed to admit I don't know it all.
If you're sinking the poles, you can just put the form board on the inside of the posts. The two don't have to be tied together, and the slab isn't really needed in the wall area, depending on what you're doing with the building.Hey there, newbie here
I teach construction and can't find a reason to not build a pole barn on a slab.
It would be easier to pour the cement, I would anchor posts with a steel anchor, plenty of re-bar.
What are your thoughts?
My apologies.Quad Racer said:And tenon you're not in a position to command me to stand down. I dont know who the he11 you are.
How about these?sylobeg said:I haven't begun the project yet. I would pour the footings below frost line with the slab over the top, similar to monolithic pour.
The advantage in MY mind:
a) I can cut notches and then cut posts to EXACT length
b) Pouring concrete much easier without walls to get in way
c) Not having to level each post individually, hold in place until cement dries.
Thanks for all your input so far
Do not use those.tenon0774 said:How about these? If you insert traditional J anchors into the wet cement. Or if you're a bit more tenacious: Both can be inserted during the pour and you can leave the pesky posts out until the concrete cures. By the way; Speaking to your new status to the forum: It's is customary and "good policy" to introduce yourself to the forum along with what you do in the intro page. Welcome to CT.