2. Consult a structural engineer if you are excavating to the extent we did (digging down 4-5 feet below the existing floor level) to assure soundness of overall structure to gain as much knowledge of added costs and or issues prior to digging.
3. I visited all of my friends’ barns and some others to gather as much knowledge and ideas for design, layout and useful applications as possible. I asked each one of them what they would change if they could or what they would have done[…]