standard concrete floor for a Post Frame Building will
include a 4" rock base that has been finely graded; a 6 mil
thick poly vapor barrier (this keeps the floor from
sweating); concrete wire mesh (this adds both compression and
tension strength); and at least 4" thick concrete. We then
cut in control joints while the concrete is still green.
This formula is good for a 28,000 pound motor home sitting
on six tires.
Concrete does three things: It gets hard, it shrinks and it
cracks. By cutting in the control joints while the concrete
is still green, we are telling it where to crack. By doing
this, we get straight and clean expansion joints. This gives
your building a professional look to it.
Post Frame Buildings are typically insulated with Solar
Guard. Solar Guard has a conventional R-10 insulation value,
it also includes Low-E reflective insulation. Past
experience has been that the Solar Guard makes for a well
insulated building that is comfortable in both winter and
Even if you plan to never heat or cool your building let us
put in a roof condensation control blanket. Double Bubble
for the roof is an economical solution. The purpose of a
condensation control blanket is to keep it from sweating.
Any enclosure will sweat once when there is a temperature
difference more than 25 degrees. Insulating these buildings
will stop that. If a metal building is not insulated, the
sweating (water dripping from the ceiling) is a nuisance in
the short term, and a real problem in the long term. Sweating
will shorten the lifespan of a building.
These Post Frame Buildings are great for oversized detached
garages. Shops, man caves, outdoor rooms and storage of big
toys are all common uses.
Post Frame Buildings are best suited 20'-50' wide.
OMB uses a thicker 26 ga trim for the Eave on our Post
Frame, Stick Frame and Simple Home buildings. This is a
feature that no other Arkansas wood metal building company
includes (to the best of our knowledge). How straight the trim
is at the top often dictates how well the overall building
looks. The standard 29 ga trim that other companies use
looks wavy on most buildings. Deflection is the term an Architect would use. Cheap looking is how most customers
would describe it.
Having decades of experience still doesn't help when dealing
with a flat piece of 29 ga trim that is 20' long. It is next
to impossible to get rid of all the deflection. Even by
spending the time working it, until it is perfect today, it
will deflect over time. Our solution is simple: by using the
thicker and stiffer 26 ga for the Eave trim, it does not
deflect near as much. The fasteners do not dimple the trim,
plus you can make the connection tighter. The cost
difference between the two types is negligible; however, the
difference in appearance is night and day. Our trim simply
looks better longer. This is when $35.00 makes a
huge difference on a $20,000.00 dollar building. These are
the small details that add up to a great building.