Footing Forms 2
The Footing Top Grade
On Corner Form Stakes
Drive a building corner
the ground and use a nail or pencil mark to mark the point under the
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.
outside footing form
corner stakes will be setback a distance equal to the footing extension
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.
Footing Form Links
Forms: Use A Plumbob To Find Building Wall Corner.
2.Continuous Footing Forms: Locate Footing Top Grade On
Forms: Build Footing Form Boards.
Forms: Brace Form boards & Stakes Diagonally.
Forms: Suspend Footing Rebar & Place Wall On Footing.
Forms: Attach Footing Form Sections At Their Corners.
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