Concrete Finishing

Form Boards

Concrete Form Boards
 
Foundation Term Form boards are boards that are
used to form up or build the form used to hold in the
concrete until it has set up and become hard.
Before the
form boards can be set in place the
building has to be laid out with the use of
batter
boards. Once the batter boards have been put in
place, strings are used to lay out the perimeter of the
house. The
form boards will then be installed in
place using the strings as a guide for the house
foundation. The height of the strings will determine
what size lumber will be required for the
form
boards
. Stakes are used to hold the form boards in
place. Other angle stakes are also used in order to
strengthen the
form boards. Form boards are very
important because if they're installed incorrectly they
can affect the elevation of the
foundation as well as
the dimensions. Depending on the soil condition and
compaction, metal or wood stakes can be used. Metal
forms are often used in commercial construction and
also for creating curves or radius concrete.
Form Boards
Form Boards
Category Construction Glossary