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"Craftsman Style Pole Barn"
with the Jarvis Retaining Wall System"
& Attic Storage Trusses

Jon & Caiti Woldhuis
Kalamazoo, MI

Craftsman Style Pole Barn

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Building Specifications

  • 24' x 28' x 8' Craftsman Style Pole Barn
  • 6/12 Pitch "Attic Storage" Roof Trusses
  • retaining Wall system back gables ends
  • Vinyl Siding Package to match the home including 1/2 OXB wall sheeting, house wrap, D/4 Vinyl Siding & Trim
  • 12" Boxed Overhangs Sidewalls and Gable Ends
  • Shingled Roof with Certainteed "Landmark" Dem. Shingles and Ridge Vent
  • Vinal Frame Insulated Windows with Screens
  • 3068 9-Lite Entry Door with Lockset & Dead bolt
  • 16' x 7' Raised Panel Steel Door by Overhead door of Kalamazoo
  • Complete Excavation Service over 120yrd 3 fill sand was placed in this building
  • The Yard Sloped over 6' from the front to the back wall

Posts are placed at 4' on center for insulation of 26 Center-Match Treated Retaining Skirt Boards



Jarvis Pole Barns with Retaining Wall

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The "Jarvis Retaining Wall Pole Barn" was designed to Eliminate Problems building close to neighbors property lines and for sites with Steep Grades.

Treated 2x6 Center-Match Retaining skirt Boards are secured with GRK 5/16" x 5 1/8" RSS Structural Lag Screws. Then sheeted with 1/2" OSB, House Wrapped, and Vinyl Sided to Follow the Existing Grade.


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Sheeting the Completed Retaining Wall Frame System

With Posts @ 4'o.c. the 2x6 Center - Match Treated retaining Skirt boards are installed with Staggered joints at 4', 8', 12', and 16' for added Strength. Each 5/16" x 5 1/8" GRK RSS Structural Lag Screw is rated at 2745 lb Pull - Out strength. there are 2 per board per post. GRK's "Climatek" Triple - zinc Polymer Exterior coating carries a LIFETIME WARRANTY.



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Finished Back Wall and Gable

Woldhuis Pole Barn


"Jarvis Retaining Wall Pole Barns" Well built, Strong, Permanent. we place 120 yrd3 of Fill Sand in this Building. At 2800 lb/yrd3 that is 336,000 Pounds it's holding. and it's straight as a Pin!!!

In this residential Neighborhood with these Steep Grades and a Storm Drain Pond just 30' behind the Building, without the "Retaining Wall System" this Building couldn't have been built.