Before our Bull Barn was renovated, this facility never had anything to store manure. When we began designing the 4 different flooring options, we kept in mind that the flooring needed to be designed so that we could easily scrap and haul manure out. We made room for a manure storage area at one of the ends of the barn, allowing for part of the storage to be covered by the barn roof. We created a storage area by stacking two large concrete blocks, also called hot blocks, on top of each other in a U-Shape. Using hot blocks made a containment wall system. The hot blocks measure 2ft x 2ft x 6ft. On one side of the storage opening, we replaced the basic black plank fencing with a black retaining wall made from recycled bottle caps. With the old plank fencing, manure would seep through the openings. With this new wall, the manure is contained and provides the same function of the concrete blocks. The plastic is about 6 inches thick, takes up less space than the concrete and the wall is held in place by H beams in the floor. We could have continued with concrete blocks on that side too, but we decided the black fencing would look better as you can see it from the road.