Concrete Formers.

Postby gonzosaxman » Sun May 20, 2007 9:24 pm


I'm planning to build a deck on sloping ground, and want to create concrete foundations which raise up above ground level. In order to do this, I think I need something called a former - a thick cardboard (or something) tube or box which I set into the ground and pour my concrete into. The cardboard (or something) has to be thick and dense enough, not to go soggy I presume???

Can anyone help me source these formers? I have looked in most of the local DIY shops and have drawn a blank! I think what I need is a tube or box former of around 8 inches in diameter.


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Postby thedoctor » Wed May 23, 2007 6:37 am

You need a builders merchants not a diy shop Gonzo. Plywood is the minimum thickness and strength you need but for this type it would be a great idea to use a large drain pipe secion which you could place thye concrete in the centre of.
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