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Bigfoot Systems® - are round footing forms better than square? Yes!
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Round Bigfoot System® or square wooden box?

A key Bigfoot advantage rests with its shape - a bell shaped footing with a round base - which uses the natural laws of physics to evenly distribute the entire load's weight, solidly securing the footing to the earth, something a square footing just cannot do.

In the words of engineer Doug Steadman, PEng, Texas, USA: "The bell footing was developed through trial and error and proven mathematically and scientifically to provide greatly increased stability when the foundation is on suitable bearing material. This has been extensively documented since the early 1920s, and now a routine part of engineering practice design."

Bigfoot is best footing form has engineer approval Bigfoot takes 1 day

1 day with Bigfoot!

Materials

  • Tube
  • 4 Screws
  • Bigfoot
  • Rebar

Tools

  • Level
  • Shovel
  • Backhoe
  • Screw Driver
  • Tape Measure
  • Handsaw or Knife

Labour

  • Excavate Hole
  • Cut tube to length
  • Cut and remove excess rings above the ring diameter required
  • Slide the tube down over the Bigfoot and screw fast with a minimum of 4 screws
  • Align and plumb the Bigfoot System
  • Backfill and pour concrete
  • Place three or four steel rods as per the insructions

Finished unit
estimated time 1 day

  • Modern approved method
  • Requires less concrete
  • Engineered, sturdy, recycled high density polyethylene (HPDE) form
  • Easy to plumb, level and align
  • Monolithic pour
  • Eliminates air pockets and 90 degree angle

Day 1 of 3
with wooden square box

Materials

  • 4 stakes
  • 3 1/2" spikes
  • 10ft. 2 x 8" lumber

Tools

  • Level
  • Shovel
  • Square
  • Backhoe
  • Handsaw
  • Hammer
  • Electricity
  • Saw horse
  • Circular saw
  • Tape measure
  • Sledge hammer

Labour

  • Excavate hole
  • Cut 2" by 8" into four pieces and nail together to form box
  • Set in excavation
  • Level
  • Stake in place
  • Pour concrete
  • Place rebar in pad to receive column

Day 2 with
wooden square box

Materials

  • 1 x 4" strapping
  • 2 1/2" nails
  • Roofing nails
  • Tube
  • 1 x 4" braces
  • 3 stakes
  • Rebar

Tools

  • Square
  • Hammer
  • Handsaw
  • Tape measure

Labour

  • Attach strapping cleats to wooden form box to accept construction tube
  • Fasten sono tube to cleats with 1" wood screws or 1"roofing nails
  • Plumb, align and brace construction tube, pour concrete

Day 3 with
wooden square box

Tools

  • Shovel
  • Prybar
  • Hammer
  • Backhoe
  • >

Labour

  • Strip the wood form box and bracing
  • Backfill, hand shovel and backhoe

Finished unit
estimated time 3 days

  • Previously recommended method
  • Requires moreconcrete
  • Difficult to plumb, level and align
  • Awkward and heavy with protruding corners
  • Difficult to attach tube to wooden form box
  • Shape creates 90 degree angle with cold joint
square footing is poor square is not professional square a poor design /> square takes 3 days
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