Plastic Paper Concrete Footing Form Hack


We are starting a new workshop build! The first step is putting in the footers.

To save time and money, we used smaller lumber lined with plastic paper to create our footer forms. This means we did NOT have to perfectly level the ground underneath the footers – the plastic paper on the bottom molded to the ground regardless of grade height.

We used 2×6 form boards instead of heavy (and very expensive) 2×10 or 2×12 lumber – half the cost, half the weight.

Stripping the forms were much easier, since the boards are much smaller, and we did not have to bury the bottom of the form to prevent concrete leaking out.

The plastic paper concrete footing forms saved us time and money. We will be doing this again!

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