Using aircrete as pads for post and beam



  • I am saving a pile barn and want to use aircrete as the footer pads. Are they strong enough


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    What pitch will the roof be? What snowloads are you planning for? What materials will you use for the roof and siding (how heavy will the barn be)?

    Here is an article that discusses various factors to consider when making your pads. I read the comments at the bottom as well. Despite the fearmarketing and fearmongering, this article seems to offer useful perspective.

    I suspect that aircrete does not provide enough PSI resistance to be a truly viable pole barn pad in most situations. Perhaps I underestimate it's ability.