|Tom A ||
Posted 04-18-2003 at 05:17:16
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We have a guy in our area who does nothing but repair and rebuild on old barns. He's the only one in a couple of counties and doesn't advertise, but he stays very busy despite telling some folks the only way to fix their barn is with a box of matches. All his business is done by word of mouth.
Point is, try to find the guy in your area who does the same. Ask friends, old local hardware and lumber stores, folks with other barns that have had work done on them, the local Ruritan club....somebody knows who "your" guy is.
I'm having mine done this summer. My 100+ year old bank barn is about 56'x35'. He's going to jack it up, remove a couple of stone piers that hold up one side (not very well), pour a footer and replace the piers, then replace the lower timbers across two sides. He did a much much larger barn down the road from me and it looks like new, good for another 100 years.