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Attaching Footing Form Sections At Their Corners

Instead of building the footing forms at the placement site, they can built in sections elsewhere. The sections can be brought to the site and attached together at their corners. Use a chalkline to mark the outside location of the building foundation wall on the built sections. The chalkline distance from the outside form board wall will be the distance the footing extends beyond the building wall plus the thickness of a form board. Place the form at the building site, by lining up the chalk mark with the batter board string lines with the aid of a plumb bob or spirit level. Drive footing form stakes into the ground on each side of the form. Locate and mark the footing form top grade on the stakes, then nail the forms to the stakes and to each other. See figure 13.

Figure 13.                                             Continuous Footing And Keyway Forms Joined At The Corners
                                                            
                              Chalk Marks Show The Edge Of The Foundation Wall.








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Figure 14                                  Continuous Footing And Keyway Forms Joined At The Corners
                                                 
                                                       Plumb Bobs Show The Edge Of The Foundation Wall.





                                                                 Continuous Footing Form Links

                                                     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: 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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