Building Process Video 14

Stripping Forms: Removal of Concrete Forms

Here is the 14th Video in our ongoing Building Process Video Series. Our next step in construction is to remove the remaining forms along the outside of the concrete slab and to cut control joints. This helps reduce uncontrolled cracking in the slab.

These nuanced steps in the construction process are often overlooked as unimportant, however, delayed removal of forms leads to delayed grading around project, an untidy jobsite and disgrunted suppliers, trademen and clients. It is important to stay on top of the construction schedule and insist on timely removal of foundation forms once concrete has cured for a few days.




Step 14: Stripping Forms

Las Vegas Project

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
VAPOR BARRIER
INTERIOR FORMS
PRESLAB ELECTRICAL
SLAB REINFORCEMENT VIDEO
CONCRETE POUR

Building Process Videos: Steps 15-

LOT SPINOFF
FRAMING LAYOUT AND PLATE

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME..



We will be continuing our Building Process Video Series for the next several months. The typical residential project takes 4-6 months, however, our Las Vegas Project is a 10,000 square foot custom home. It will take a total of 12 months to complete. While it may not be exactly what most owner builders are undertaking, it will demonstrate the building process that is common to all projects.

Remember, these videos are brief and fairly general. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that an owner builder should seek out before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home is built the in same way, using the same contractors, subcontractors, steps and materials, as the smaller, "simpler" projects that most of us plan to build. Of course, there will be unique challenges that may not apply to an individual's owner builder experience. They will, however, hopefully address another's issues.

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative. I am still learning how to shoot and edit video. As time goes on, I will probably go back and re-edit some of the videos I have already done.

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