The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

TURBOSAWMILL GIANT SALE ON NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 31st


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat



Author Topic: Looking to restore old dairy barn and need contractor  (Read 3688 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rpeavey

  • Member*
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • Share Post
Looking to restore old dairy barn and need contractor
« on: August 02, 2011, 01:33:24 PM »
Hello -

I have an old gambrel roofed dairy barn that is about 100 years old that needs some serious TLC.  The fieldstone foundation has nearly completely collapsed along with the drive up.  The barn itself is in good shape.  If at all possible I want to save it and bring it back to its former self.  The barn is located near Baldwin Wisconsin which is about 20 miles east of the MN border on interstate 94.  Does anyone know any barn contractors/masons that would be experienced in this type of work?

Thank you,
Ryan

Offline beenthere

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 26964
  • Location: Southern Wisconsin, USA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Looking to restore old dairy barn and need contractor
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 04:37:23 PM »
Welcome to the forum

Any pics you can post? (use the Java Uploader here after setting up your gallery in your profile).

Search for member Rooster and read about his work in SE WI. He likely can be a big help to your restoration.

Look forward to your project and any additional info you have for us. A good roof is most important to keeping an old barn from falling down. Foundation important as well, and they take a hit when the barn isn't full of animals to provide some heat during the winter months.
south central Wisconsin
 It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

Offline Rooster

  • Board Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 689
  • Location: Lake Mills, by way of Fort Atkinson, WI
  • Gender: Male
  • Tools are extensions of ourselves... share a tool.
    • Share Post
    • Photobucket image storage account
Re: Looking to restore old dairy barn and need contractor
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 01:24:28 AM »
Ryan,

Have you been to the Wisconsin Barn Preservation website?

Here is a link to a pdf file that lists contractors that work in Wisconsin.

http://www.uwex.edu/lgc/barns/pdf/Contractors7-08.pdf

Let me know if you need additional help.

Nice to see that you want to "bring one back"!!

Rooster
920-728-0353
"We talk about creating millions of "shovel ready" jobs, for a society that doesn't really encourage anybody to pick up a shovel." 
Mike Rowe

"Old barns are a reminder of when I was young,
       and new barns are a reminder that I am not so young."
                          Rooster

Offline shelbycharger400

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1399
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Becker mn
  • Gender: Male
  • m14/04 0
    • Share Post
Re: Looking to restore old dairy barn and need contractor
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 09:41:12 PM »
its going to take $ if you pay someone to do it,   

I helped a buddy, with several friends  to do a partial wall..  a 12 in thick. 12in wide poured .     probably not the right way about it... not below frost lines ect.   but he didn't have 15k to have it done right. ,    been about 8 years.. with no known problems.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Dairy Barn Frame

Started by D L Bahler on Timber Framing/Log construction

18 Replies
2032 Views
Last post June 27, 2013, 03:08:35 PM
by D L Bahler
xx
Looking for a barn contractor in NE Wisconsin

Started by Brenda on The Wisconsin Barn Preservation Program

10 Replies
2427 Views
Last post October 07, 2013, 08:56:35 PM
by beenthere
xx
The Dinsmoore Dairy

Started by Tom on General Board

2 Replies
1021 Views
Last post November 07, 2006, 10:35:41 AM
by sawguy21
xx
Sawdust needed in NY for Dairy Farmers

Started by Nancbee on General Board

23 Replies
5431 Views
Last post February 19, 2009, 11:53:46 PM
by Sawyerfortyish
 


Powered by EzPortal