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Redi Base 8 in. x 24 in. Disposable Plastic Footing for In-Ground Concrete Column

Redi Base

8 in. x 24 in. Disposable Plastic Footing for In-Ground Concrete Column

$1999 /each
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Product Overview

Redi Base is an 8 in. x 24 in. disposable, recycled plastic form for applying a base (footing) to a construction Tube formed, (on sight poured) in-ground, concrete column. Suitable for decks, porches, gazebos and light exterior structures, Redi Base equipped column foundations have greatly increased load bearing capacity, will resist tilting, sinking and in Northern areas, eliminate frost heave. Designed for use with the one pour, one piece (column and footing) same day system, Redi Base attaches to tubes with duct or filament tape in 2-minutes, no tools or lumber required. Simply push Redi Base down over tube, slide unit down to bottom and apply 3-4 passes of ductape. One size Redi Base fits 8 in., 10 in. and 12 in. Dia tubes, forms a solid one piece casting and conforms to National codes. (IBC- BOCA- CBC). In use, Redi Base's strong flexible domed shape and tough taped joint require no special excavation bottom leveling or leveling material. There are no rings to fit or cut off and the unit's soft sidewalls can deflect around any excavation obstructions. Redi Base is economical, tight stacking, compact and lightweight. Easy to transport, Redi Base requires only 2 cu. ft. of concrete to fill.

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  • National code compliant, hydraulically engineer tested
  • Economical - saves time and money
  • Fast no forms to build, no tools required, attaches in 2-minutes
  • Compact, light weight and flexible, hassle free
  • Facilitates one day installation system - attach Redi Base to tubes, excavate, place forms, back fill to grade and pour concrete
  • Permanent installation - decay and insect proof

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does Redi Base make a plastic footing for a larger cement tube, for instance a 12" or 14" tube. ...

Does Redi Base make a plastic footing for a larger cement tube, for instance a 12" or 14" tube. I'm using 6" x 6" pressure treated lumber that I'll be burying directly into the cement and will be using a larger tube. I like the Redi Base design, I'll just need a larger plastic footing. Thanks for any info !
Asked by: Cementhead
In the description of the product, "One size Redi Base fits 8 in., 10 in. and 12 in. Dia tubes"
Answered by: Mishima8
Date published: 2017-07-05

I was thinking about using these for vinyl fence posts I'm going to be starting in my yard. Will this product work?

I live in Michigan and the frost line is 42-48 inches below grade. Do I need to go that far down with this product?
Asked by: Italianwiseguy
Kind of overkill, just dig a post hole sixe whole and pour in concrete. Make a bigger whole for corner posts and gates.
Answered by: builder1
Date published: 2016-12-27

Do these need to be set as deep as straight columns?

Asked by: Thirdpig11
Need to be set on undisturbed soil like any other structural concrete, and, below the frost line. These factors are different depending where you live obviously. Where I am frost line is 12", in some Eastern states it's 48"! Hope that helps!
Answered by: builder1
Date published: 2016-12-27

How many 60 lbs bags of cement required to fill base.

Asked by: don
You can also use the 80 lbs. bag which yields about .6 cubic feet of concrete which will cut down the amount of bags
Answered by: Bud
Date published: 2017-06-05
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Customer Reviews

8 in. x 24 in. Disposable Plastic Footing for In-Ground Concrete Column is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and set the forms. It is a... Easy to use and set the forms. It is a little bit harder with 12" tube since you have to cut tabs off and push hard to get the tubes through, but still way easier than the alternatives.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I needed to pour foundations for six columns for a carport I'm building. These plastic footings were just the right thing. They're expensive, almost $20 a piece when you throw in shipping, but they do not have to be disposable, at least for me because the upper cones were all less than a foot in length. I needed six foundations, and I used the same plastic footing for each one. Just coat the inside of the footing with motor oil, and about six hours after pouring the concrete in the footing mold, scrape away excess concrete over the form and pull the tabs out of concrete at the base of the cone. At about eight to ten hours, tap all around with a plastic mallet and gently pull up and coax the plastic mold away from the concrete. leaving the cone in place. You can tear the cardboard cone off later.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the trick Had to dig nine 24" dia. holes for a deck and roof structure. They worked like a charm. It would be great if they made this in a 16" dia version.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and easy to use Easy to use. No tools required the base attaches to tube with duct tape. Fits all sizes of tubes really well. It takes about 1 minute to attach with duct tape, so easy.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked good, just have to dig wider holes! Easy to install the redibase on the concrete tube, instructions state to use duck tape, but redibase website says masking tape can be used also. A lot more digging is involved than just using a concrete tube.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use Footer Form The footer form was easy to add to 12" tubes. It held up well to the backfill and poured with no issues.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for me Impressed the contractor, added extra stability to my column, expect that this will keep it vertical through the winter.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redi Base These worked great with the concrete tubes. Makes a great footing base for posts.
Date published: 2015-10-06
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