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Nine out of ten additions we put in have 1 6 - i n c h spread footings and 8-inch poured concrete foundation walls. We don't hire a concrete subcontractor for this work. Instead we pour the foundations ourselves. After several years of these concrete pours, we have devised an efficient forming system that produces a straight, level, and economical foundation, which we don't dread building on. Our method works best for additions on fairly level lots. However, we have adapted the system to form slabs, stepped foundations, and low retaining walls. The primary advantage of our system is that we can pour the footing and stem wall at once, forming a monolithic foundation wall that saves considerable time and expense. To accomplish this, we hang