Are post-frame/pole barns only built on flat ground?

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I'm having trouble entering the right search string into DDG to get an answer to this, hoping someone here knows and can forward more info.

If post-frame/pole barns are sometimes built on sloping ground, are there examples and discussion?

If they are never built on sloping ground, what's the reason?
 

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I don't see an issue other than making adjustments on the height of the walls?
 

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Pole barns are easier to build on uneven terrain than regular construction (post-and-beam) which you have to got to great lengths to adjust if the foundation isn't level.

In fact, there's a pole barn going up right by me now on a bit of a slope.
 

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I'm having trouble entering the right search string into DDG to get an answer to this, hoping someone here knows and can forward more info.

If post-frame/pole barns are sometimes built on sloping ground, are there examples and discussion?

If they are never built on sloping ground, what's the reason?
Not a problem if don't mind uneven 'floor'... may also want to do something to deal with rainwater rushing down the slope from above... if it gets inside, the moisture level will be too high for weeks, causing everything stored to quickly rust...
 

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Not a problem if don't mind uneven 'floor'... may also want to do something to deal with rainwater rushing down the slope from above... if it gets inside, the moisture level will be too high for weeks, causing everything stored to quickly rust...
Is this pole-barn related or just about building into slopes in general?
 

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Is this pole-barn related or just about building into slopes in general?
It could be about any construction style, but a slab would be 3 or 4 inches above grade and a foundation likely higher... the length of a slab would also figure into whether 3" or so is enough to divert that amount of built up water away quickly enough...
 
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