Fastfoot® is a fabric footing form that prevents rising
damp. Stakes are driven into the ground, 2x4 screed boards
attached at the correct height, and Fastfoot® is stapled
to each 2x4 to form and protect the concrete from ground moisture.
Fact: One linear foot of concrete foundation
can wick up to 2-1/4 pounds of ground water per day (Phoenix
Fact: Dampness was reported in over 50%
of finished basements (CMHC Survey, Ottawa, Canada, 1996):
"The causes of mold growth in finished basements are
directly related to chronic wetting incidents rather than
the wall finishing and insulating techniques... The main chronic
moisture sources associated with mold growth in finished basements
are exterior moisture sources and wetting mechanisms
Fact: Concrete walls are protected against
ground moisture, yet lumber formed footings, located where
moistire is highest, are unprotected.