What is socket in a foundation

Pour the concrete base into the formwork box

Difference between concrete base, foundation and stone

The boundary between pouring a concrete foundation and a concrete base can be drawn using the depth of the ground. While a concrete foundation is on the ground and has a foundation, a concrete base is usually only slightly sunk or is set completely above ground level.

For the pouring of a concrete base, in most cases a full formwork with a floor is constructed, so that a component or workpiece is created that is independent of the floor. The production is similar to pouring concrete blocks yourself, whereby the bases are usually larger than concrete blocks and the shape is adapted to the intended use.

Formwork form and type of construction

When building the concrete formwork yourself, a kind of box is constructed into which the concrete is poured. It can have a firmly anchored floor or be used as a frame that is open at the bottom. In the case of a frame, the work surface on which a base is to be poured must be treated with a release agent or formwork oil, similar to the inside of the formwork, in order to enable the concrete base to be removed later.

Lumber leftovers, old screen printing boards or coated chipboard are suitable for the formwork. The low or non-existent absorbency of the formwork materials must be taken into account, as otherwise the setting process of the concrete can be disturbed or even made impossible. The formwork construction must be laid out in such a way that it can be opened and dismantled from the outside after the concrete has dried and set.

A dry concrete base cannot be "overturned" like a cake from the baking pan. For easy removability, which is made with butter in the baking tray, the casing must be pretreated with formwork oil or a release agent.

Ground anchor and concrete consistency

Floor anchors are a special form of concrete base. Here, metal components are usually concreted into the concrete either above ground or with a small recess. Depending on the later load, concrete foundations with foundations may also be necessary. A typical example of an above-ground ground anchor is a parasol base with an umbrella support tube embedded in concrete.

When pouring a concrete base, relatively solid concrete should be prepared with little water. Since the formwork, especially old timber, draws water out of the concrete during the setting process, this reduces the possible destabilization of the concrete base due to excessive water loss.

If you plan a different concrete structure on a concrete base, make sure that the concrete strength of the base concrete is above the concrete built on it.