Footer Form/Drain Combo
The Snap Forms combination footer form and foundation
drain system uses modified plastic drain pipe placed in
trenches in two parallel rows. Reusable rebar stakes and
adjustable clamps hold the pipe in position, and the inner
and outer perimeter drains are connected with crossover
pipes. The trench is then backfilled with gravel to retain
the concrete. Rebar hooks are available for hanging reinforcement,
and the tops of the pipes act as a screed. The
cost is about $1.10 per linear foot of wall.
Contact: Snap Footing Systems, P.O. Box 1810, Fairview
Heights, IL 62208; 800/334-4460.
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