Residential Foundations

 

Part One: SITING,

EXCAVATION & FOOTINGS


30 min, on DVD w. Parts Two and Three (30 min. ea.)


Home with a View .... Placement on Lot.... Site & first markers

Architects, Builders & Plans
.... Basement types .... Alignment

Solar Cycle Design & Surroundings
.... Layout to Plans.... Clearing

Driveway & Site of Trees
.... Burning Brush .... Stump Removal

Driveway Grade & Gravel
.... Excavation.... Foundation Cut to

Undisturbed Soil
.... Stockpiling Backfill ....Final Layout: String &

Batter Boards
.... Digging Footing Cuts.... Footing Prep: Steps &

forms
.... Grade stakes.... Pads.... Concrete & Strength .... Corners &

placement of Reinforcing Bar
.... Pouring footings & finishing

 

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Residential Foundations

Part Two: BLOCK WALLS

& SLABS

30 min, on DVD w. Parts One and Three (30 min. ea.)


Concrete Masonry Units.... How Block is made, dimensions.... Mortar &

mixing
.... Site stocking.... Locating Wall & Corner points.... Laying the

first blocks
.... Stringline & Level .... Three Ways to be Wrong:

Thickness of joints, Setting & Adjusting First Course
.... Corners &

second course
.... Holding plumb.... Dimensions & cutting block.... Wall

ties
.... Intersecting walls.... Steps .... Openings & Lintils.... Chimneys &

flue liner
.... Slab prep.... Grade stakes.... Gravel.... Reinforcing wire

Moisture Barrier
.... Insulation.... Penetrations.... Pouring the slab: fill &

rough level.... Floating to finish level.... Top course & anchor bolts

 

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Residential Foundations

Part Three: WATERPROOFING

& VENTILATION (RADON)

30 min, on DVD w. Parts One and Two (30 min. ea.)


Waterproofing prep: Removing sandcoat & mortar cast from footings

& walls.... Spot filling voids and cracks.... Marking finish grade .... Setup

for spraying
.... Coatings & properties desirable for waterproofing

applications
.... Spraying the coating.... Cutting and fitting fibreboard

insulation
.... Backfill and grade.... Waterproofing system at Saturation

Foundation Drains: gravel, grade, pipe, coverings
... Foundation

ventilation: RADON and how it is measured
.... Sub-Slab ventilation

systems
....Fans vs HRV .... Sealing entry points .... Radon in ground water

Drainage & Landscaping

 

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Residential Foundations


Part Four: POURED CONCRETE

(FORMED)

FOOTINGS

30 min, on DVD w. Part Five (30 min.)

 

Plans: Setbacks and building location.... Contiguous structures,

openings, ledges.... Dug vs. formed footings--Codes, soil types,

layout.... Footing size & wall thickness.... Block vs. Concrete

Frost footings.... Backfill: Code for block vs concrete

Steps: parallel & perpendicular .... Form materials & setup .... Level

Grade stakes .... Concrete mix, steel re-bar .... The Concrete Pump

Pouring & finishing .... Keyways: code, waterproofing, backfill

Slab prep: gravel, moisture barrier, re-wire, insulation, pour

& finish .... Footing drains & runout .... Curing

 

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Part Five: POURED CONCRETE

(FORMED)

WALLS & STEPS


30 min, on DVD w. Part Four (30 min.)

 

Laying out corner points ... Wall heights, thicknesses & strength:

block vs concrete... Plans: in the vertical plane... Window & door

openings... Fitting the Keyway... Backfill: how much & when

Wall forms: structural strength & size increments

Ties, straps, pins, wedges ... Typical form setup: low walls,

high walls, bracing ... Steps: parallel & perpendicular ... Corners

Ledges ... Cold joints ... Concrete mix ... Reinforcing steel vs height

Lintels, headers .... Plumb & square finished forms .... Pouring:

Truck vs pump .... Anchor bolts & ties . .... Stripping forms & spacers

Steel, thermal conductivity, & cracking .... Waterproofing

 

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