Friday, July 2, 2010
Forming The Forms
You can spend a lot of money on expensive transits to make sure everything is level....It's very important to get the foundation level, especially with a structure that's 50% taller than it is wide. The building site is 57" higher on one corner than the lowest one, and it's all sort of potato chip shaped.
Tool of choice for me is a $4 length of clear tubing with water in it.
The water will find its level no matter how far you go with it. You have to make sure there are no bubbles in the tubing, and wait a minute for the water to level, but it works well.
I'm about half done with the forms. They will hold up fabric that will line the trenches and bring the concrete to the tops of the forms. They have to be really sturdy.
Nice to be working with lumber