Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?

Register for full online access.

 
 
 
 

More stories about Formwork

  • Vaughan Mfg. V5 Steel-Handle Hammer

    If your brand of contracting entails building wood forms, check out Vaughan's V5 steel-handle hammer.

  • Letters

    Forming foundation walls; warranty caution; more

  • Wet-Set Mudsills

    With careful layout, placing sills directly into the wet concrete can save time.

  • Insulated Swimming Pool, Anyone?

    When builder Todd LaBarge wanted to install a vinyl-lined swimming pool at his home, he looked no further than the stack of ICF forms left over from the construction of his house and workshop foundations.

  • Installing Manufactured Stone Over ICFs

    To ensure good adhesion, use an acrylic mortar admix and make sure the faux stones are fully bedded.

  • On Site With Form-A-Drain

    This modular plastic footing form doubles as a perimeter drain.

  • Pouring a Structural Slab

    An East Coast builder describes the process of forming and pouring a structural garage slab using polystyrene deck forms.

  • Various Forming a Brick Shelf in a Concrete Foundation

    Q. I'm planning to form a simple 4-foot stem wall foundation for a single-story garage using plywood, snap ties, and walers. It needs to have a brick ledge for the top 10 to 12 inches, which will show above grade. What's a simple, effective way to do this

  • Waterproofing ICFs

    Q. Is there a spray-on waterproofing that's compatible with ICF foundations ? that won't "melt" the polystyrene?

  • A Curved Porch on a Grand Scale

    A Rhode Island builder uses an I-joist layout grid to ensure accurate layout of the column piers for a complex porch.