# build a cabin foundation - best laser line level

by：UMeasure     2020-03-26

Building the Foundation for the cabin is essential for the life of the cabin.
"Laying a good foundation" is an effective metaphor for a reason ---its true.
I provide my methods and alternatives here so that you can choose the one that best suits you.
I chose the expensive, more durable way, but the other way is also good.
You will either NeedChainsaw or axeHeavy device or shovelconcrete blocksraketrowelsomesline levelContractor's twineHeavy hammerI juicy-
A few sunny days (
Weather and timewise).
The first step is to clear the website.
Pick up the chainsaw or axe and remove all heavy bushes and trees from the building area.
You don't need to clear the vegetation, you do it when digging. The second wooden pile.
Hammer the wooden pile into four corners of the ground.
Make sure the length of the wall is close. Step 3Square.
Determine the square length from diagonal.
The result will be the square root of the sum of the side squares and adjacent side squares.
In other words, if your long south wall is A, the short west wall is B, and the square distance is the square root of A2 b2.
Measured from an angle to a relative diagonal.
The distance should be the number.
If not, move the stake and re-measure the diagonal and side of the angle effect.
The other diagonal repeats. Step 4String.
Run your hemp rope around all the stakes to create a rectangle.
Measure again for better measurement.
Step 5 spray paint on the ground along the rope.
Remove the stakes and ropes. Step 6Dig.
Shovel (god I hope not! )
Or dig hoe and dig a square ditch about 2 feet wide.
The painting part should be the center of death.
Dig it to about 2 feet deep or more depending on your frost line and location.
Step 7 hammer angle pile to the depth of concrete you want.
Measured from the bottom of the trench to the top of the pile.
Do this in four corners.
Run a row and place a row level on it.
Hammer corners until you get a general level.
You should really do this with laser level, but they are expensive.
You really also need to have a line level on all four lines, but you can make up for the line level to some extent later.
Step 8 hammer more stakes between the stakes in the corner and make sure they are horizontal.
Once you have a stake every 2 feet or so, remove the lines and levels.
Step 9 pouring concrete.
I hope you have a truck to bring it in.
If not, you need to mix the trolley with a trolley.
Step 10 once the concrete is high enough, you will need to use the tro knife and level it to the top of the stake.
Smooth it as much as possible.
Let it dry for a few days before going to the next step.
Step 6-step 12
Dig a round hole about 2-
3 feet deep or above, buy and insert concrete shaped tube sonotubes made of cardboard.
Dig these every once in a while.
Anything useful to you). Step 7 -
Level each top with string and row levels.
You will want the concrete pier to extend about 1 feet above the ground.
These will serve as your foundation and foundation wall.
Follow the normal other steps, you will want to bury some I-except between steps 10 and 11-