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Locating The Footing Top Grade On Corner Form Stakes

Drive a building corner stake flush into the ground and use a nail or pencil mark to mark the point under the plumb bob. Alternatively, you could drive a nail or spike into the ground instead of a stake. Locate building wall positions B and C by dropping a plumb bob or spirit level from the string lines. Mark the positions with a nail flush to the ground. Use positions A, B, and C, a framing square or combination square, and measuring tape, to locate and square the two outside footing form corner stakes. If a framing square is placed on the building line with the spirit level or plumb bob,  the positions would not have to be marked with nails. The outside footing form corner stakes will be setback a distance equal to the footing extension beyond the building wall plus the thickness of one form board. Use the builder's, transit or laser level, measuring stick, benchmark and building plan to determine and mark the location of the top grade of the footing on all corner form stakes. See figure 9. Do not measure the top grade of the footing from the excavation surface. The ground will most likely be uneven.

Figure 9.








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                                                     1.Continuous Footing Forms: Use A Plumbob To Find Building Wall Corner.
                                                     2.Continuous Footing Forms: Locate Footing Top Grade On Corner Form Stakes.
                                                     3.Continuous Footing Forms: Build Footing Form Boards.
                                                     4.Continuous Footing Forms: Brace Form boards & Stakes Diagonally.
                                                     5.Continuous Footing Forms: Suspend Footing Rebar & Place Wall On Footing.
                                                     6.Continuous Footing Forms: Attach Footing Form Sections At Their Corners.






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