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Old 08-10-2015, 07:44 PM   #533
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Anyone have experience with National Barn Company (Southeast Region)? Looking to build a 40x60 with 20x40 finished heated and air. 20x60 rv bay with 14x14 doors on each end. Thinking about National Barn to build the shell.

Plan to live in the barn while the current house is sold and a new one built on the 16 acres we purchased.

Priced Morton, but not within the budget.

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We looked at National Barn here in Tennessee when we built our barn and then our RV garage, what we found is that they use smaller lumber and posts than the guy that built ours and it just seemed they were stretching like not as many rafters and smaller post sizes, things to keep the costs down. Our neighbor used them to build their barn... that was just 3 years ago (we built our 8 years ago) Ours is in excellent shape, theirs show signs of wear.. Check the specs and how they build... there is reason they are less. One more thing, they kept adding additional cost to my neighbors barn as they were building it.. so becareful of that.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:52 AM   #535
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Thanks for the tips.

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I used Mueller Inc. and couldn't be happier. It fit like a glove and we rarely had to use a lineup tool to get the bolts through the holes. The key is in getting the foundation and anchor bolts plumb.
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Construction is supposed to start November 9.
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Make sure they use 3-ply posts and not solid posts. 3-ply posts (three separate boards glued together) are much stronger than a solid post made from one timber.
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Looks great head games, 20 ft. is a nice wide door. And your lawn looks awesome

You must have a riding mower.
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Make sure they use 3-ply posts and not solid posts. 3-ply posts (three separate boards glued together) are much stronger than a solid post made from one timber.

I am pretty sure they are using the laminated posts, as I believe they are required with their new "Morton Foundation" system.

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I am pretty sure they are using the laminated posts, as I believe they are required with their new "Morton Foundation" system.
Looks like Perma-Column Inc. manufactures the actual in ground posts that Morton uses. This is good since it will be available in many other ares of the country.

The installation and design documents are on the Perma-Column Inc. web site. It looks like a very solid system and one that you would never have to worry about posts rotting.
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Will the pavers hold the weight of the coach? Some people have had a regular driveway collapse under the weight of the motor home.
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Thanks for the info. It was a $270 dollar upgrade over treated post in the ground, so I thought it made sense.
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I am pretty sure they are using the laminated posts, as I believe they are required with their new "Morton Foundation" system.

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They used laminated on my Morton. I did not do the newer post foundations. There has not been anything to show they last longer. Besides, the warranty with Morton is superior on both.
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They used laminated on my Morton. I did not do the newer post foundations. There has not been anything to show they last longer. Besides, the warranty with Morton is superior on both.
Every builder I talked to said the new treatments they use on the posts is good for at least 25 to 30 years. In 30 years I will be 93 and probably won't even remember I have a garage.
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