Leveling under barn
I'm about to build a shedrow pole barn (24X36). Our ground slopes to the point that we had to put a drainage swale in front of the house, because in heavy rains the rain could come in the house.
I'm not sure how important leveling before putting in the pole barn is. We have extra dirt that can be moved to the barn site, but the tractor guy thinks it'll take a couple of days and cost around $1200. We could skip it and just put in the barn with the high side at the height we want and the down hill side taller, so it's level, even though the ground isn't. Then I thought maybe dig a ditch along the long high side, to get the water to go around the area.
But, if I ever wanted stalls in the barn, we'd have to get it level, so is it better to just do it now, even if it seems a high cost just to move dirt around our place?
Any thoughts? I'm just starting with a run in shed for the horses, and will add stalls later.