Efficient Block Laying Techniques
The video shows two different methods for laying blocks quickly and accurately. The first method involves using speed lead poles which are metal poles that are braced and plumbed on the corners. A string line is pulled between the poles to eliminate the need to freehand corners when laying blocks. This method saves time and ensures a perfectly level foundation up to 8 feet or higher. The video demonstrates how to set up the speed lead poles using 2x4s, steel square tubing, and C clamps, as well as how to establish a reference mark of elevation using a laser level.
The second method involves creating reference marks about 48 1/2 inches off the concrete footer, dropping down and making the actual marks, and hooking a string line to each line. The string lines are used to ensure the exact location and height of each row of block and provide a straight line to lay the block. The video also demonstrates how to move the string line up an 8-inch increment on each marked pole to keep the whole foundation level, even, and straight as it goes up. This method also ensures that the foundation is level and square, making it faster and easier to build a house.
How To Lay Block Fast & Easy