Low-Cost Method for Forming Concrete Footers
I am using ICFs to form a foundation stemwall and am pondering different ways to form a 16″ x 8″ footer that doesn’t require a ship load of 2 x 8 or 2 x 10. I can’t form it using the trench walls because county code requires 38″ w x 12″ deep compacted structural fill below the footer for my soil type. My thought is to use ripped plywood with some kind of wire or snap tie and 2×4 strongback with some fill holding the bottom in. If using plywood, what is a good sealer to use for saving and further ripping the plywood to use as furring strips for siding? Any cool cheap ways to form footers?
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