Footing Forms 3
Building The Footing Form Boards
To build the footing
stretch a line between between the
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
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
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
form stripping easier after the concrete has set.
Footing Forms With A Spirit Level And Keyway Form
Footing Form Links
Forms: Use A Plumbob To Find Building Wall Corner.
Forms: Locate Footing Top Grade On Corner Form Stakes.
3.Continuous Footing Forms: Build Footing Form
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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