How to build a block foundation?
In today's post we will discuss how to build a block and the tools we will need. You must have good construction knowledge and be in good physical condition before trying this. One of the things you have to do is have the hole dug and the footers in place of an authorized excavator to have at least a good starting point.
First, you need to go through what you will need for this job first, you will need a cement mixer, sawdust, wheelbarrow, mortar boards, laser lift, scaffolding and planks if you build a cellar. The hand tools you need are smoothing, hammer, striker, chalk box, line, line bars and a 2ft and 4ft. level.
So for the start, the footsteps are the first thing you need to do to arrange your job and mark all corners with concrete nails or pencils. This can be a time-consuming process, so make sure that there is someone who can help you measure everything in the square. After the corners are marked, take the chalk box and drag it through the corner to the corner, and hold down the line to the footstep, this line that the block will follow.
Then you need to determine the height with the laser, we recommend getting a self-leveling laser, because the smallest error in this step may be very bad for getting the baseline. Determine which heel is the highest and use it to set all the other heights. Be sure to check each corner to see how much you need to add, not to mix.
Now is the time to build your leadership and all your heels are marked on the first track if you need to raise a corner, try as much as you can on the first level. Use corner boxes in your corners, those with no ear to them will look better at the job and become much easier to level up. Up to 1 inch high can be a heavy mortar pearl below your front line, hopefully every corner is close to the excavators. Block 4 moves in one direction, then 3 blocks the other direction to its first track, then places the next courses on top, half a block in each direction, all in direction,. Often check the heights with the laser to make sure all the corners are of the same height. It's very important that wires are level, square and plum, making the whole job much easier.
After all your lines are aligned with the line to line the line and tighten one driver to the other on the same track. Bend the mortar on the chalk lines and drop the block, try to block the bottom of the block with the chalk and connect it to the top with the top. after this course is a bit easier, make sure the block does not move from below and do not run to the top row, but make sure that none of the blocks touch the line, so stay there. 1/8 inches and good. Continue this process over and over until the walls are ready and the work is completed. Make sure you grab and clean the wall frequently to make sure it is sealed. Also, in every two courses, it is a good idea to place a derwal layer between courses, which is required in some areas.
If you are still unsure of how to implement the project, ask the trained entrepreneur to finish the job. The basic cost of the block is still typically cheaper than the molded walls, approx. 30% and in most cases are just as good or better as the bricklayers can control much more at the heights of the corners so they get a higher level of finished project. And if you want, you can load all blocks, such as a solid block, concrete wall. It is also a good idea to throw a rod on every 4 feet and pack it into concrete, sometimes the code also requires.