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Old 11-04-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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rebar in post hole concrete?


I'm building a 36' x 40' pole barn. No where does it show in the plans that the concrete for the posts needs rebar. Do they not need it? The concrete pour is 24" diameter x 30" for each hole.

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Old 11-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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Not real sure why you would need it in a pole hole. We never used any.

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Ok. Just checking. I've never seen concrete poured without rebar....but then, I've never built a pole barn before. ;-)

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Old 11-05-2011, 04:39 AM   #4
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General....if you want some good info on pole barns....go have a look at Garage Journal......lots of guys there have done pole barns....it might be the source of info you need.
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I have used rebarr in them to make them sturdier, but it's pretty overkill. I did it because I was worried about the ground getting soft, so I used a hammer drill and drove 4 10 foot piecs 3/8 rebarr into the bottoms of the holes angled out and then bent them together straight up the center and poured the crete around that.

As for reinforcing the concrete itself no worries it is great plenty strong enough. If you have a really wet area where the soil get mucky two or three feet deep you might consider the rebarr to make the piers more stable. Driving the ten foot rebarr's seven feet in at a 45deg angle into the bottom of the hole and bunching them together in the center will keep a building standing in the worst of sloppy soil.
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