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Foam concrete forms are gaining popularity, both below and above grade. Three builders describe how to assemble three different systems: stackable blocks, large-core molds, and sheet forms.
Where deep frost is not a danger, shallow footings and floor slabs can be formed and poured together. A New Mexico contractor takes a step-by-step look at how to excavate, form, brace, and finish monolithic slabs.
Adjustable wall braces for fast framing
A builder describes shortcuts he developed to simplify and speed up the forming of stepped footings.
Field reports show that this increasingly popular forming technique can work well if you take the time to learn the tricks.
You can form and pour your own stem wall foundation using this contractor’s approach.
Foam-core blocks offered the cheapest way to build this 17-sided foundation on solid rock.
Q: How soon can concrete forms be stripped from a foundation wall? Can we build on them as soon as they’re stripped?
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