Other than electric I do not plan to put additional utilities in this shed. The water will be in the next building that will be next door to this one. The plans are for it to have a wash bay in it. At the moment the closest water hydrant is almost 150 ft away. Power will have to come from over 300 ft away (at least the trench will be that long since we have to go around the existing shop. Not sure if that will be a project for this year or next year...... Very budget dependent.You going to have water in or near the shed? I know a local farmer that has those faucets that the valve is deep in the ground right at the entry to his. He has a spraybar across the entry in a slit in the concrete and almost like a carwash as his equipment enters the building it cleans the undercarriage.
I've had a lot of folks ask me about why the building and then the concrete. In this case its an either or type deal. Since I contracted with Cleary to build the building it meant that if they did the concrete it was going to be an additional 15-20% on top of the actual cost. Meanwhile if I set it up myself I saved myself 15-20%.... or about $3,000.I am curious...why is the floor going in after the walls?...I live in an area that has not had farms for a while now, is that what is referred to as a "Pole Barn"...and by God ...that is as huge as a Barn
The next building will be much more complicated since it will have in-floor heat and the floor will be varying thickness depending on the planned use etc. So the next one I am guessing will have the floor go in first. That means the next one will be with Morton or a local contractor who can do it all. Morton's cost control on finished buildings is much better than just shells. To build this one Morton wanted almost 40% more than Cleary! But to build an insulated shell the difference falls to about 30%, start adding more options and the difference keeps narrowing. Interesting thing I did not know before I started digging around.