Pole Barn Foundations

Pole barn foundation made by Site Prep
Pole barn foundation made by Site Preparation
pole barn foundations offered by Site Preparation

Why You Need a Pole Barn Foundation Installer 

If you have decided to build a pole barn, it is important to lay a foundation that is level and solid. Pole barn manufacturers and homeowners alike both like it better when a level foundation is laid before the pole barn project is built. After all, it creates a more seamless, easier workflow for the pole barn crew.

Fortunately, we are here to offer the foundation installation services you need. Our team of experts can install a gravel or concrete foundation for your pole barn, ensuring that it is level, stable, and able to support the weight of a pole barn.

With our assistance, you can ensure that your pole barn is built to last and meets all local building codes and regulations. So if you are ready to get started on your pole barn construction project, contact us today to learn more about our foundation installation services.

pole barn foundation installed by Site Prep
Pole barn foundations offered by Site Preparation
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It’s much easier to build a pole barn on a level foundation. That way the homeowner doesn’t need to go back and add a foundation after the pole barn is installed. A gravel or concrete foundation are two excellent choices.

Types of Pole Barn Foundations We Install

At Site Prep, we offer a range of services to assist with building your pole barn. Our most popular option is the gravel foundation, which provides a sturdy and reliable base for your structure. We also offer a concrete foundation option for customers located within 200 miles of Lancaster, PA, and Farmville, VA,  which is another excellent pole barn foundation choice. However, it’s important to note that this option is generally more expensive than the gravel foundation

Concrete Vs. Gravel Shed Foundation

You will want to choose your type of pole barn foundation largely based on your use for the pole barn. Gravel Pad Foundations (often with a concrete slab poured on top) are considered the better option, as they are more efficient, flexible, and simple. However, they are not considered a permanent foundation, and should not be used for buildings that are going to be finished out. Read our in-depth guide on pole barn foundations, tips, contractors, diy, and more. Or see a quick comparison of different types of pole-barn foundations. 


Here are some other things to keep in mind as you make your choice of our concrete and gravel foundations. 

  • Soil type and conditions 
  • Building regulations 
  • Climate conditions of your area
  • Pole barn design and size 
  • Future use and expansion 
  • Expert consultation 

Concrete & Gravel Comparison 


Concrete Foundation 

Gravel Pad Foundation 

Strength and Load-Bearing Capacity


Cost Efficiency


Installation Time


Longevity and Maintenance

Drainage and Water Management


Adaptability to Terrain


Insulation and Climate Control



Pole Barn Gravel Foundation

Gravel Foundation Includes:

  • A. Ground leveled with skid loader.
  • B. Pressure-treated 4×6 perimeter w/rebar stakes to maintain stability.
  • C. 4’’- 6” of 3/4″ clean drainage stone, leveled and compacted.
  • D. Extra 12″ of stone on each side of structure for maximum drainage.

Where We Build Pole Barn Foundations

At Site Prep, we offer both gravel and concrete foundation services for pole barns in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, and West Virginia. We provide concrete foundation services up to 200 miles from Lancaster, PA and Farmville, VA, and gravel foundation services in every state where we operate in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Reviews From Past Site Prep Projects

1000s of homeowners across the Mid-Atlantic United States have trusted us to install their foundations. Here’s feedback we received from several of them:

Awesome job!

The guys that installed the foundation for our new shed were awesome! Early arrival and

John Smither
February 28, 2024

10 stars! Dog Play Area Turf Yard

10 stars! Highly recommend. We had Site Prep install a clean, cozy, dedicated, healthy, protected,

April 17, 2024

The Best Experience

After calling around to some local companies for a shed pad and having many no

April 27, 2024


Excellent, great communication from start to finish. The guys were the best, could not be

April 27, 2024
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pole barn foundations offered by Site Preparations
Pole Barn foundations offered by Site Preparation

What Happens If You Don't Have a Foundation For Your Pole Barn

If you do not build a foundation for your pole barn, over time, the soil's mobility can cause the columns to shift, leading to instability and potential structural damage. This can result in noticeable noise or movement within the pole barn's columns, and in severe cases, can even cause the pole barn to collapse. Therefore, it is crucial to build a strong and reliable foundation to ensure the safety and longevity of your pole barn.

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