One of the deciding factors about barn placement on a property is the purpose of the building. Do you need additional space for crop storage? Maybe you are expanding your cattle business? Do you need a hangar for your small plane or collectible cars? Whatever the purpose and wherever you decide to put a barn, Peak Pole Barns and Manufacturing can help. Here are more factors influencing the decision on the best barn placement on your property.    


There are two components of pole barn drainage that need to be considered. One is external and requires knowledge about the natural flow of water, including melted snow, on the site you want to use. Ideally, water must flow away from the building, as any standing water is a risk to the structure itself and the animals or goods housed in it. 

The internal barn drainage systems must also be considered. Are you going to house animals in the pole barn? The area must be cleaned regularly, and fresh water given to the animals every day. Where would the dirty water flow? Into trenches with underground pipes to a dam or just out the door?  


Consider the climate on the property where you want to build a barn. Maybe there is a spot on your property that seems ideal for a pole barn home. It has a lovely view of the surrounding area as it sits at a slightly higher elevation. Would it still be lovely when the wind howls around your home for months on end, just because you chose a site on a hill? 

Given the prevalence of snow, orientation is also a key consideration. The south and west facing sides will get more warm afternoon sun in the winter months. This will help with clearing snow & ice naturally as opposed to the shaded north facing side, which will hold snow and ice significantly longer. 

Get to know how rain, snow, wind, and the sun impact the property locations you are considering. If you are expanding your poultry business, the chickens will need some winter sun but not too much ventilation. For a pole barn hangar, the wind direction is more important than sunshine when deciding where it should be placed.      


Normally, level foundations are a prime requirement for building construction. Pole barns, however, can be built on unlevel ground, gravel, or dirt, without any need to prepare a level bed or pour concrete foundations. In post-frame construction, poles are set a few feet into the ground and cemented. These poles form the frame for a sturdy pole barn structure. 

As Peak Pole Barns and Manufacturing customizes all pole barn designs, leveling of the structure and the layout of the preferred site are considered. Safety is always the primary concern when designing pole barn buildings.  


When you identify a barn location, ask the construction company you hired for some advice before it is designed. After all, building pole barns is what they specialize in, and they are knowledgeable about most location advantages and limitations. 

The building’s purpose impacts its optimal location. A pole barn garage should be close to the house for convenient access when carrying groceries or other goods, unless you store your car collection or other toys in it. Is the location you chose for a crop storage barn easily accessible by tractors and big trucks? Is there space for them to maneuver or turn around? 

Can you tap into existing water, sewer, and electrical lines at the location where you want to build a horse barn? Choosing a location without considering such practicalities can make the project unnecessarily costly, or the barn might not serve your needs optimally.     

Peak Pole Barns and Manufacturing in Colorado Springs is a full-service barn construction business, and we use quality products made in the USA. Do you want a loafing shed, horse barn or garage? We will custom-design the structure according to your specifications and build it to the highest standards. Not sure where to put the pole barn? We can help you decide on the best barn placement on your property together. Contact us today.