Pouring the Footings
Placing the concrete and stripping the forms.
We always get some extra hands for a pour to make sure it goes well. Placing concrete is basically permanent. For this pour we used the keyway as our screed level and concentrated on troweling a nice platform to build the wall forms upon. The keyway form “floats” on steel stakes that are pulled ASAP. The vertical dowels are studded out through notches in the keyway board. In areas of cascading rock, we needed to form steps and dowel into the granite. The next day we pulled all of the forms, salvaging what we could for future uses.