i couldn't really tear my barn down as it's grandfathered without permits, so i couldn't make a proper cement floor with a footer for walls/posts without a major hassle. I replaced some posts and put a bracket in the cement so at least those posts would never rot. i made it so i could replace the treated footers. i cemented the floor with five gallon buckets of cement to keep the squirrels and gophers out who have demolished almost the entire floors of the stalls. I am putting a wood shop together in half the barn. hopefully the cement floor won't rot the footers too bad from wicked soil moisture.