How To Build Continuous Footing Forms 3



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Building The Footing Form Boards

To build the footing form boards, stretch a line between between the corner form stakes and drive in intermediate form stakes 600 to 900 mm (2 to 3 feet) along the outside of the stretched line between corner stakes as shown in figure 10. A chalk line may be used to mark the footing top grade on the intermediate stakes if the form boards are not long enough to reach the corners. Nail the form boards to the inside of the outside footing form stakes so the top of the form board is flush to the top grade of the footing. The top grade is marked on the stakes. Cut the stakes flush to the top of the form boards. The width of the form board will be the height of the footing. The form board width may have to be cut down or another board added to adjust the footing form to the height of the footing. Cut a form spreader with a length that is equal to the footing extension beyond the building wall plus the thickness of one form board. Use the spreader to set the inside footing form stakes. Use a spirit level to attach and level the inside form boards. The form boards should be oiled before attaching to the stakes to make form stripping easier after the concrete has set.

Figure 10.                                         Continuous Footing Forms With A Spirit Level And Keyway Form








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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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