Concrete footings

Learn how to build strong and durable concrete footings with these essential tips. Ensure the stability of your structures and lay a solid foundation with expert advice.

Trick for Attaching Sill Plates to Concrete Footings: Attaching sill plates to continuous footings on the first try can be a challenge. Traditionally, contractors will lay the sill plate on top of the anchors and bash it with a hammer to mark the location of the anchor bolts. Typically the board will …

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mark hartline
Ideas, Diy, Architecture, Foundation, Concrete Footings, Building Foundation, Concrete Formwork, Basement Walls, Underpinning

Builders routinely install several types of barriers to avoid damp basements. Examples of these features include a layer of crushed stone and polyethylene under a basement slab; asphaltic dampproofing on the exterior side of basement walls; and sill seal made of thin closed-cell foam between the top of a foundation wall and the mudsill. All of these materials are used to reduce the transfer of moisture from the damp soil surrounding a foundation to the interior of the building or vulnerable…

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Gary Thomas