Budget Checklist

What do you need to include when you are planning your budget? Here are some basic items that are part of most projects. There may also be additional items that apply to your specific situation. Some items-often site preparation, paving, and/or electrical work-may be handled by the owner; others may be provided by one or more contractors and/or professional consultants.


  • Roof
  • Walls
  • Foundation
  • Stamped plans and specs for construction and permitting

Optional features (doors, lean-to, other items)

  • For Hi-Arch Gambrel
  • Doors
  • Canopy
  • Lean-to
  • Other items as desired

For Other Buildings

  • Conveyor (not needed for Hi-Arch Gambrel)
  • Fans (not needed for Hi-Arch Gambrel)
  • Other items as desired


  • Exterior and interior lighting, wiring, and panel
  • Service from existing source

Site-Related Items

  • Site Preparation
  • Paving inside and, if desired, outside the building (salt storage buildings usually have an asphalt floor on a compacted stone base)
  • Soil Testing (to make sure the soils can support the building and the salt pile, and that the foundations are correctly designed for your actual site)

Make sure you include all necessary elements in your planning and your budget!