Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ponass Lake Road, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Lots of good suggestions. Did our shop in 1988, 30 years of good use, best investment on the farm. We built a 2x6 wall offset with second 2x4 wall. This gives a thermal break and R32. Poured a slab, 6", sloped to middle and floor drains to septic holding tank. Even if not washing, lots of snow melts off stuff in winter. Used a half and half boiled linseed oil and paint thinner mix to seal concrete after well cured. Redid the sealing about 5 years later and floor is still perfect, no dust, oil will not stain. At 6" deep on outside of walls we put a 24" wide R 10 Styrofoam horizontally to stop the frost. Make sure there is metal into the ground to prevent rodents and mice. We have a 18" fan at top of wall opposite the door.
Finally warmer, but NO RAIN, crop potential going down hill(