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You can use batter boards as a job progresses to reduce compounding error. Build with Screws, Brace with Stakes, and Walk Away To keep batter boards accurate, place them safely away from construction traffic, and build them sturdily. Use braces. I usually place batter boards within a couple of feet of the foundation and discourage the flow of foot traffic with strategically placed piles of demolition debris, dirt, or lumber. I use two types of batter boards for most small projects: a three-legged freestanding type for outside corners, and a single 2×4 screwed horizontally (and level) to the side of the existing house.
3 rebar at 18 in. c. to crack as it dries or as it contracts or expands due to temperature changes. For the latter, chopped fibers of polypropylene, nylon, steel, glass, or the like may be added to the concrete mixture. Because the fibers are automatically distributed throughout the concrete during mixing, there are no concerns about proper placement. For most slabs on grade that require no structural reinforcement, fiber reinforcing can be placed in the mix at the batch plant. Fibers do affect the finishing characteristics of the slab: Using a power trowel can collect fibers into little “pills” on the surface.
On p. 47). I begin by figuring out how many piers I’m going to need. This decision depends mostly on deck design. For this project, I was building a simple 12-ft. by 16-ft. , with posts running down from the beam to the piers. In this type of application, I start with two piers on the corners and divide the 16-ft. double-rim joist until I get a figure of 6 ft. or less. Here, I found that dividing the rim joist into three sections gave me a span of roughly 5 ft. , which came out to four piers.