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House Foundation Forms And Structural Reinforcement

Interesting house foundation pictures before the concrete is poured.

You're looking at some deep footings with some heavy-duty Rebar and building hardware in.

Running a building form past the edge of the building provides additional support for the foundation forms.

Look at the long form stakes they used to support the building foundation.

Here's a nice shot of a galvanized structural wall hold down.

This gives you a pretty good idea how the foundation forms are braced. There is would braces on the top and metal support braces in the center.

Here's a nice picture of the rebar are lapping. Rebar should lap 40 times the diameter of the rebar.

Here's a nice picture of a structural foundation pad. Pads like these are used to support load bearing posts.

Look at all the work that's involved in building the forms, before you can pour the concrete.

Now you get to see how the wood stakes are used to support the building foundation forms.

You can see two foundation stem walls intersecting with a larger one in this corner of the home.

Here's another shot of the corner foundation wall. Look at all of the work involved to create the corner of this building.

If you look at the corner close enough you'll notice that they us



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