hey what’s up guys I know I always get a
lot of questions and I think this will
be a great tutorial for people that are
looking to lay out a building site
really laying out anything there’s a
couple things that you first have to do
one you have to know your grade which is
your elevation you need to know where
you want your finished whatever it is
whether it’s concrete a building site
whatever it is what you want that grade
elevation to be and then what you also
need to do is you need to find your
constant points your constant line so
I’m going to show you guys all that
we’re gonna lay out this building it’s a
little bit complicated because it’s not
just a square so we’ve got a couple
little ins and outs we’ve got a porch
and we’ll take you through the whole
process well first we have to do is you
can see over here we’ve got we got a
house so our customer is building a
house at the same time and he wants our
building finished floor to be six inches
below the wall on his building so we’re
gonna take this great stick we’ve got it
already zeroed out at that wall and I’m
gonna basically just get this pad to the
point where it is minus 12 inches and at
that point that’s where our sonotubes
are going to go in so that’s what I’m
looking for so that our finished grade
can end up being minus 6
all right so I talked about greed that
is important when laying out a site so
that everything starts right so that’s
the first thing we did
luckily the Builder was here he was able
to bring his machine and make quick work
of this pad pushing it out getting it
back down to where it should be and then
I just you know kind of won over it with
a fine-tooth comb with the Kubota and
got it
you know Peck back down tight and
leveled out pretty good so that we can
now determine where all of our locations
go so that brings us to our second point
so now that we’ve got our elevation
figured now we’re gonna get our constant
line so right here and all the way down
here are two pins that were dropped this
is the property lines so this string
line is defining what we’re trying to
square up against so of course we’ve got
the stabile ax the L a 180 L and we’ve
got it plumb bob down right where we
want our front line to be squared off
it’s going to be squared this way so
we’re setting our Caston over here where
we know this is a fixed point the laser
is talking to the receiver right now
getting locked on to that line so we’ve
set the laser off of this constant line
you can see customer was nice enough to
find the pins on his property and drop
these stakes with this string line so we
got the 180 L sitting on the front line
of our building we measured off of the
back lot line to determine that this is
where he wanted the start of the
building to be so now we’re gonna use
the layout station to give us a perfect
90 off of this constant line and that
will give us our new constant line that
we will actually square and make the
whole layout on the building four and
that’ll be this front wall very
important to always make sure especially
when laying out somebody else’s building
that you take the time to find out
exactly where it should be because the
last thing you want to do is build
something and have somebody say oh
you’re off
all right so there we go we use the
layout station to get a perfectly square
line off the property line we pulled our
measurements which were supposed to be
40 feet off of the property line
customers said give them an extra foot
just to be safe so we’ve got our two
corners marked this is now going to
become our constant line on our building
and all of our other measurements will
be pulled off of these because we’ve
just determined it to be square to his
property line which is what he wanted
now we’ve got to get a corner here a
corner here there’s an inside corner
another outside corner and then there’s
a porch that we’re gonna dig over there
so now that we have our front line
established we’ve got our dimensions
measured out we’ve got our jet stakes in
our back boards kind of loosely set up
we’re gonna take one tape measure off of
one front mark and the other tape
measure off of the other corner and
we’re gonna use a calculator what I
talked about so what I’m doing is the
front line of our building is 43 foot 9
inches long okay
and the reason it’s not a full 44 is
because this is our post layout not the
outside dimension of the building once
we run our inch and a half Gertz it will
be a full 44 inches but for now we’re
just laying out our post measurements so
at 43 9 that’s my run my rise voicemail
is 38 foot what in the let’s do it again
43 foot 9 inch run 38 foot 9 inch rise
so there’s my rise my run and this is
the measurement I really need 58 5 and
5/16 so what I’m gonna do is this tape
measure right here is coming off the
front that’s my 38 foot 9 what was that
58 5 and 5/16 so what I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna take this tape measure coming
from that point way over there
what was it Greg 58 5 and 5/16 yeah
good double-check all this talking
fifty-eight five and 5/16 so I’m gonna
find your burning a foot dick dirt exact
no no that’s fine they just want to know
what you’re doing so I can be on the
same page and I’m gonna pull both of
these tight and wear this tight line is
that is gonna give me the back square
points so that’s gonna give you my third
corner and I’ll do the exact same thing
only I’ll flip-flop it
to get the other corners and that’s
what’s gonna give you a perfectly square
layout to start your building so I think
what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna draw a
little picture here and I’m gonna
overlay it while I talk what I’ve got
going on is this building is not a
perfect square so we’ve determined our
three I guess what I’m gonna say longest
dimensions but then there’s gonna be a
little bit of a stair step in the back
wall so what we’re gonna do is we’re
gonna use the same Pythagorean theorem
on the calculator to determine this back
corner that is not the full 44 foot that
the front wall is it’s only gonna be 24
foot so we’re gonna put in our
calculator 23 foot 9 inches and then
we’re gonna put the 38 foot 9 inches
which is our end wall length and we’re
gonna use those two dimensions to
determine this back corner and then
we’ve got a little bit of an instep that
we’re also gonna have to figure out
because this job what happened is the
variance and code on this site required
the customer to only have X amount of
square footage and I don’t remember for
this 2400 square foot that seems like a
lot it might have only been like 1400 I
don’t remember but we had to kind of
play with the building he needed the
forty feet depth 39 foot so that he
could get his boat and trailer in but
then he didn’t need that deep of a
building for the rest of it so he we
went ahead and did this little jog
probably cost him more money it’s always
cheaper to go big and square but I think
he’s gonna add a little bit of a detail
to the building that’ll make it unique
and kind of fun to you know follow along
with so make sure you hit that subscribe
button and follow along to this job
45 5 3/8 45 5 3 h and yours a cat won’t
0 45 5 3 AIDS
a rock a little bit more difficult than
a standard building because we’ve got
basically if you want to look at it like
a rectangle here that is 23 foot 9
inches sorry
28 foot 9 inches by 44 feet and then
we’ve got a rectangle that kind of sits
this way that’s 24 by 38 so we’re gonna
determine those two squares and we’ve
also marked in the middle of this line
where it should line up with that little
indented area and when we put all these
four lines up on each square we should
get a point somewhere in this area
that’s going to be our inside corner and
I could set a jet stake here with a
couple couple jet stakes and a bat board
that’s by the way that is what Greg is
guessing it to be I’m sure he’s close
but I don’t want any bat boards and jet
stakes in the middle of the building so
that when we go to dig nothing is in our
way we can just drop our strings and go
now the only thing that we haven’t done
is there’s a porch over here and we use
the layout station to determine the
front corner so at least I know this is
where the corner of the porch post is
gonna go and I can just kind of rough
estimate based off of all these lines
once we get them up exactly where the
other two posts are gonna go because I
want to try to dig these holes at the
same time while the concrete trucks here
and I want to bring in one yard of
concrete for three holes but this grade
is a little bit off it’s a little bit
muddy I don’t know if I’m gonna do it
yet I haven’t determined but just in
case we’ve got that there also and we’ll
use all these lines that we’re
determining to get these two porch posts
but it’s all the same way it’s all math
guys it’s all math now when doing our
batter board some people call them I
call them just a bat board we’re just
driving in some concrete jet stakes and
we always try to make it so that you can
see here this is just an eyeball
of the corner when we put our string
through here you don’t want your jet
stakes in the way so you’re gonna have a
line coming through this way and then
from down there you’ll have a line
coming in this way so we’re just keeping
them out of the building pad or the
actual building dimension enough that we
can dig our holes and not disturb
anything here so once we get them kind
of just rough located and our jet stakes
pull you know pushed in the ground then
we’re gonna come through with the laser
and set all of our batter boards or bat
boards to a certain elevation that way
we know when we set our tubes and we set
our brackets the string lines are all
level that’s another thing that’s
important I think because if you’re
using your string lines to check square
on the building pad and they’re not
level if they’re like this you know yeah
you could only be off 1/32 or maybe a
sixteenth but you know it doesn’t take a
whole lot of time to you’ve already got
the laser out you already know grade and
elevation so just use it to set your
batter boards and when a customer shows
up they’re not like why is that board
all cockeyed it just looks better what I
mean with the grade stick is since I’ve
already determined where my grade is
I’ve set it so that all of the batter
boards and I think oh hey turn it on let
it calibrate without the laser on it and
I wanted to take you guys at advice and
sorry I turned the volume down a little
but anyway you can see now
the bat board sitting right where we
want it so we can go check all of these
to be the same way as we’re installing
them so what we’re doing come up a
little bit more right there Greg and
that’s where we’re gonna install this
batter board up just down right there
I’ve seen a lot of people do their bat
boards differently where they’ll do like
a V all the way out I find this to be
easier because it only takes one board
to jet stakes and you’ll get both of
your lines off of the same one so
hopefully this is a good representation
of what we got going on now we’ve got
this rectangle here and then we’ve got
the rectangle that is formed right here
and when we connect these two squares or
rectangles together with strings it’s
going to give us our point right in the
middle and these jet stakes and batter
boards are just up long enough to set
our brackets and then stand our walls
and then we’ll get them out of here so
once we’ve got our pins in the ground
our batter boards are all set up we’re
gonna take our string line and we’re
gonna pull it through over top of our
nail okay
this was our initial one we don’t want
that one anymore we’re looking at this
guy and then I’m just going to make a
mark right on my batter board just gonna
set it a little shingle nail here now
let me show you a little trick on this
string line a nice knot I kind of get it
tugged you know snug I guess get a
little snug tug Greg and then I take the
string and this is gonna be the Boy
Scout and me showing you a little knot I
take the rope or string over my hand and
then I just pull it through the back
side what that’s gonna do it’s gonna
give me a nice little knot here that’s
not going to go anywhere but when I’m
done I can take both of these strings
and it’s gonna make a liar out of me
well usually it works you know break it
I’m gonna break it I don’t want to do it
I must have think I can get real hard I
do this the same way and we mess it up
every time every time
it’s nice if you notice we set that
little mark out there right here there’s
an a nail and it looks like it’s right
underneath our streamline so that means
we did at least one thing right so now
that we have the front string line
determined all we’re gonna do is we’re
going to use these same nails and we’re
gonna pull basically we’re just gonna
pull strings over top of the nails we
set and then we’ll check square with the
string lines themselves so I’m gonna let
Greg do it just kids out legger you you
do it yeah I’ve taught you this man show
the world you do it my way you’re gonna
do it your way do it our way all right
Rev Run Willie wait bro let me see let
me see okay so take a take us through
this what are you gonna do you’re gonna
wrap it around your fingers wrap it
around your hand twice it twice you need
to bring that up and through and then
that didn’t work out because I don’t
like to according to my way so I like
taking it spinning it get a nice loop
grab it and boom so you’ll never be a
teacher because you did that so fast and
said didn’t grab this matter let’s do it
one more time and show the wait did you
see that see that it just turned into a
string again with no nuts so pick us
through that Greg you’re gonna grab it
twist it flip it and reverse it okay
you’re gonna flip your hand around and
around spin it once yep yeah what wait
so what you’re doing here is you’ve
twisted it around the rope yeah and
you’re gonna grab yep that little guy
yep and let through your loop and what
you’ve done is you’ve created some sort
of a slipknot right here and what that’s
gonna do is it’ll give you your tension
so you can get it down and get it down
on your nail that we set and then you
can kind of tighten it up but what’s
great is when you’re all said and done
show us Greg done you’re gonna take that
up and boom pull it and it’s good to go
Gregg were you an Eagle Scout nope boom
so there you go right through our nails
and once we get the rest of these
strings up it’s time to check square and
make sure it’s perfect so this is
another reason we like to make sure all
of our batter boards are perfectly level
and laser shot because when you go to
put your strings over top of other
strings you don’t want them pushing or
moving them you want them all to be at
the same plane so what happens is the
friction of the two strings together can
actually move your strings in a position
that you don’t want them to so you want
them to be nice and free floating great
I’m gonna try it your way go ahead and
do your knot okay I’ll do okay you go
ahead and do yours and then we’ll show
you guys how I do it which is probably
not the right way but it’s just my way
and I’m okay with that Gregg you hear
that I don’t have an ego problem
whatever so I like to just kind of find
out where my tension point is I wrap it
around my hand and pull through and I
get the same exact effect so I just wrap
around once and then I pull it through I
don’t have to be all you know I’m gonna
do my wrist this way and I don’t fit and
reverse it but it’s just a simple knot
most people are probably already gonna
know it we use it all the time out here
on the post frame site and then you can
kind of tighten it up give it a nice
little backwards tug and that kind of
locks it in place okay hey there’s more
than one way to skin a cat Gregg your
way is just fine for you and my way is
just fine for me was better though all
right there we go we’ve got all of our
strings up we’re gonna double check them
now with tape measures in all of our you
know corner points and everything you
can see here this is what’s giving us
our inside corner so we’ll end up having
a post right here and our wall Gertz
will come into it Gregg was super
spot-on on this line but just about a
foot off so I’d say more like 12 inches
off on his dimension
pretty accurate Gregg check our our
corners and I wanted this at forty four
nine it’s actually forty three nine but
he’s burning me a foot on the other end
which means instead of you know holding
the tape measure right on the string
line he’s actually holding it at one
foot it’s a little bit easier and more
accurate so what I need to do is adjust
my string Lang accordingly so what I’ve
done is I’ve come up and I’ve measured a
difference here so I’m gonna set a new
nail here put the string line over and
make sure that you pull your other nail
out the reason being is there’s gonna be
a point where you’re gonna pull these
string lines off to do your hole digging
and whatnot you don’t want a guy coming
back and having to guess which one that
you’re supposed to go on so I’ll set a
new nail and I’ll pull the old nail
alright guys so now that we’ve gone
around we’ve checked all of our external
dimensions so what we’ve done is we’ve
pulled off of all the corners to check
that our strings are at least the right
distances apart but the most important
is that are we square so what we’re
gonna do is we’re gonna burn a foot on
this end we’ve got our diagonal in the
calculator is 45 what was it great 45
and 3/8 okay but we’re burning the foot
so we’re burning a foot so I’d say that
is money spot-on now I know what you
guys are gonna say is well what do you
do if it’s off so let’s go ahead and
check some other squares and see if we
are off because one of them has to be
off right Gregg I mean there’s a good
possibility that one will be off most
likely it’ll be close okay let’s clear
this we’re gonna go 28 foot 9 inch and
43 foot 9 inch it’s gonna give us a
forty fifty two four and three
sixteenths Craig so you’re looking for
fifty three four and three sixteenths
okay so good this one is more like fifty
three just shy of fifty three four which
means we’ve got to move this about a
quarter of an inch we got to make this
diagonal about a quarter inch longer so
we’ve got a couple options now remember
we want to keep this
line our constant and we’ve got to kind
of stretch this corner so what we got to
do is we’re gonna have to move this line
here and the line way over there we got
to bring them both our way but first
what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna
double check this diagonal to confirm
that it needs to move a quarter-inch
because there could be air somewhere in
the outside dimensions as well so let’s
go ahead and do that but most likely
what we’ll do is we’ll just move this
guy you can see we already moved it
about a quarter we’re gonna probably
need to move it just a little bit more
than another corridor to get this
diagonal dimension correct so we’ll
check this first and we’ll see if we’re
off okay so what we did was we had an
off dimension from this this point up
here so we went to the farthest point
because I like to go and get the biggest
squares possible perfect and then work
down from there so once again we’re
pulling diagonal we’re looking for 50
what is it 55 5 and no 58 but we’re
Burton 499 five and 5/16 so I think this
is good so what we’ve got going on is
there’s something going on right in here
which I kind of expected just because
it’s a little bit unique so we’re gonna
play around with some dimension so what
we’re gonna do is we’re gonna measure
this dimension to make sure that when we
pull from that string line for that wall
that this is actually 43 9 and I would
say we’re about an 1/8 inch almost shy
so that is gonna push that line out and
give us a little bit more in our
diagonal the thing to remember is when
we’re doing this like we’re spending a
lot of time to try to make it perfect we
might never get it perfect and if we
really wanted to set the layout station
up on every string line we could confirm
that it is perfectly square but this
goes back to that hole
you know first off not everybody has aa
la 180 l $1,500 layout station if you
want one I’ll go ahead and put the link
down below so you can get yourself one
but the goal is to get as close as
possible because I promise you if you’re
within sixteenths everybody down the
line from the Builder to the finish guy
inside they’re gonna be very happy with
I know I was going to show you guys but
we really didn’t have to do much all we
had to do was move a couple of these
string lines over just a little bit so
once you make your adjustments never
your constant line that front line was
always going to be constant because it
was square with the property line so all
of our adjustments were done in the back
side and we just had to come over about
1/8 to 3/16 and you can see where we
originally put our nail you know this is
kind of a this is loose so it’s not
perfectly perfect so when we’re setting
our string lines over these nails we’re
kind of guesstimating to get really
close with our batter boards and then
all of your final adjustments are done
right here now that this is determined
we can pull measurements off of these
corners and Mark all of our hole
locations to then get our holes dug and
get this building going so now we’re
going through we got our marks all laid
out and you’ll notice these monster X’s
that’s about 4 foot and that is because
when we dig our hole if we encounter any
debris down low that moves our auger
around we’re gonna be able to visually
see that because if you don’t make a big
enough X as soon as you go to dig your
hole you lose the the trace of where
exactly you’re supposed to dig so we’ve
got all of our X’s laid down and I don’t
ever like doing these close together
because basically this is just going to
become one monster hole that’s just the
way it’s gonna happen and that one down
there is even worse but I guess we won’t
really know until we start digging there
is enough moisture in the ground that it
might stay together fairly decent we’ll
see so I hope you guys enjoyed this
little tutorial video I don’t know if
it’s you know extremely useful for
everybody out there but a lot of people
have to lay out you know whether it be a
patio a driveway a house or building you
know whatever it is you can use these
principles to hopefully help your layout
go even more efficiently and hopefully
even more perfect so that is always the
goal although
nobody’s perfect we all know that I
appreciate you guys watching the video
and hopefully if you enjoyed it and you
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I will do the best to make that happen
so you guys have a great day and I’m
gonna go grab lunch and come back and
start digging holes
I hit something

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100 thoughts on “How To Layout a Building: The Start of a Build Series

  • March 7, 2019 at 6:37 am

    The laser beeping would be tolerable if it werent so loud and piercing. Won't you do something about it in your post production? Gonna have to give up watching your vids when the rest of the household is asleep.

  • March 7, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Metric is much simpler than imperial. All the feet, inches and teenths make me dizzy… Thanks for great content man. Love it!

    Work is awesome…especially if you can sit and watch it… 🙂

  • March 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks, I learned a few things and a couple tricks. Appreciate you.

  • March 12, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    What calculator app are you using? I can do the math on the built in calc to get dimension of C (c= square root of A squared + B squared)
    Your app looks simpler. Great videos! You guys show a ton of pride in your work!

  • March 13, 2019 at 8:57 am

    DIY with Kermit.

  • March 14, 2019 at 7:26 am

    lol tying the knot was too funny.. i tie the exact same knot but i guess every once in a while theres that one

  • March 14, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    What's the app???

  • March 14, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Great job !!!! Good learning…… keep up these videos. Thank you .

  • March 16, 2019 at 5:45 am

    i liked ur video, the best parts is how you like things as close to perfect as possible an that u actually care

  • March 17, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    what app are you using to calculate the rise and run?

  • March 23, 2019 at 3:18 am

    What is the unit beneath the inch?

  • March 23, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Im in the process of planning a 6 duplex build. Thanks for sharing the link to the laser. I'm going to compare it to the $500 bosch. I'm sure yours is way better, but my lot is only 150×110.

  • April 1, 2019 at 1:25 am

    whats the calculator app your using? I've always done it the "old" way (coz im old) thanks. btw you dont habe to screw around with that knot there is an easier way.

  • April 2, 2019 at 1:07 am

    What was the app you used for calculator? Also maybe a vid on how to use it. Thanks

  • April 2, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Not a fan of relying on the 'laser' station for layout alone. All laser systems have a degree arc deviation over X feet. Over say 50 feet 0.1 deg. off is over an inch over that distance.

  • April 4, 2019 at 12:10 am

    15:05, slip knot. t/y! What auger equipment (25:55) is that? What heavier equipment do you own vs rent, and price threshold?

  • April 5, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Every concrete worker knows that slipknot tie.

  • April 8, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Bueno amigo👍🏻👏🏻

  • April 8, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    That's a very simple building to layout, you don't need a calculator, if any thing maybe just a builders transit. You made a lot harder than needed to be, but I'm sure you meant well! -NorCal builder.

  • April 9, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Can you come layout my 21×15 carport? lol Man you have the most bad ass content. Really makes me wanna get a Martinez hammer just to get props from your team and you LMAO

  • April 10, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    just with a electronic theodolite you can get it done in no time

  • April 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    you can get a theodolite for 700 bucks no problem how much its the stabila????

  • April 11, 2019 at 3:46 am

    good video, most people probably think surveying is just leveling out everything and grading it with laser levels. But they be missing the squaring of footers or making the corners of slab true 90deg angles by inscribing triangles and using Pythagorean theorem to check. Its always easier to check lengths then angles to me so Pythagorean theorem /using strings to get lengths of hypotheses and legs is the way to go.

  • April 11, 2019 at 3:47 am

    I like the slip knot for the construction string as it make it easy to move construction string around

  • April 16, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Great job..

  • April 22, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Double chaining. Done that before surveying. Lots a lay out

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  • April 24, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Those guys are fortunate to be working with a great builder. Good videos.

  • April 24, 2019 at 9:39 am

    What is the location?

  • April 26, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    He just lost possible resell value without even knowing it. People, if you are going to build something of this nature and make it as big as 40 feet, you might as well add another 7 or 8 feet so that anyone with a full size 45' motorhome can use it. You'd be surprised how many houses didn't sell because the shop building wasn't big enough to accommodate that buyer's toys. Why limit your buying pool like that? Could be the difference of $50k in offers in the future! And he already went fairly big at 40'…can't be that much more to extend it a few more feet. Totally understandable if you are building a 25' or 30' building because that would damn near double the size but in this scenario…I would have pushed it out more.

  • April 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    After watching hundreds of videos on groundwork & foundations… I am curious why everyone doesn't do their batter boards like yours…? So much more efficient… Bravo.
    Thanks for your videos brother, they're helping me a lot.

  • April 30, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Nice work boys, grab a couple 100' steel tape measures for even greater accuracy! I too, pride myself in very square work wether I'm excavating or pouring walls. Plus, the carpenter will love you.

  • May 3, 2019 at 10:42 am

    thanks i rely enjoyed your setting out technique , it's amazing by using PYTHAGORAS THEOREM. in Sierra Leone here we are accustomed to the builders' square in setting out a building but now after watching your video i will try it on my next building setting out because in the absence of builders' square one can use this method.

  • May 5, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Awesome! one thing I wish those measurements where metric but great job ✌🏾

  • May 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Nice video and good info. Well prepared but a bit talkie in some areas. Overall? A+. One VERY IMPORTANT thing to remember though. When using the "nylon", "Plastic" tapes, it would be best to use one only when checking diagonals. Even then, the length will be OFF the greater the distance BECAUSE the tape will STRETCH and Metal does NOT. I use metal to check my distances once I have everything first set up. This way I can guarantee everything is right. My work hand only use the nylon tape and when the concrete was poured, the home that shipped did NOT fit exactly and we found out the tape had stretched 5/8" over the 125' distance. NOT GOOD.

  • May 11, 2019 at 12:17 am

    15:30 – i like greg's way better, sorry kyle.

  • May 11, 2019 at 2:47 am

    What is the name of calculator ap you showed on your phone? Thanks. Awesome video.

  • May 16, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Did you use corrections when using steel tapes?

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  • May 18, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I will learn all lessons
    From you sir
    Great listening from your lecture I learnt it
    I have subscribed your

  • May 20, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Greg did a good job , his way did appear to be easier(lol) Great video, I learned something new. Got to let the E go (ego) lol.

  • June 6, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Cool stuff and they better be happy with 1/16 … if they aren't they have a mental problem.

  • June 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    cant wait to see a video on perimeter beam process

  • June 28, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Thanks very very much for sharing this. Great video man , keep up the good work

  • July 1, 2019 at 8:09 am


  • July 3, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    loving the precision. thanks for the info!

  • July 9, 2019 at 1:06 am

    What was that calculator app you used

  • July 10, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Was this the foundation for the mancave?

  • July 10, 2019 at 8:18 am

    I have batter trick to layout ..even without lazer

  • July 16, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Hi Greg 😊

  • July 19, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Wish we could have seen more of the auger.
    I've hand dug enough holes to really appreciate
    how that machine works.

  • July 20, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Shit video

  • July 24, 2019 at 9:27 am

    We use that knot for our trap to catch birds on our childhood days. Its really useful and convenient.

  • July 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Good sound layout. Good understanding of Pythagorean Theorem. Incredibly important to understand and use the theorem when doing building layout. I like your single batter boards at the corners to establish both directions.

  • July 30, 2019 at 10:56 am

    What is the name of the calculator app you are using? Looks like a great tool! I square buildings all the time the old fashioned way. Pythagorean theorem followed by converting decimals to fractional measurements and would love to get into the 21st century XD

  • August 3, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Great video!

  • August 5, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    @8:37 rock on mister!

  • August 10, 2019 at 4:27 am

    You really do top notch work, but this layout process really isn't as difficult as you make it seem. A little less talking, a little bit more focus on just the essentials. Sometimes less is more.

  • August 12, 2019 at 3:38 am

    58-5 5/16, what a mouthful for a simple straight-line measurement. I'll stick with metric, thank you very much.

  • August 17, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    6:49 How cool is this💥 Being able to take a pic of the actual site & draw/layout the dimensions for us to see & understand. Several years ago, this wasn’t easily possible, but nowadays, even the “cheapest” of drones can capture a descent enough pic to do something like this for someone. Think this is so cool Kyle, & just love the DJI mavic drones👍🏻

    Also, make my knots similar to the way Greg makes his😂….many ways to get the same result💪🏼

  • August 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Where did u get that pcs.that goes around the grade stick and receiver

  • August 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    I’m a total newb but really want to learn this stuff, so thank you!! Any chance you could make a video on all the terminology explained?? (Think Construction for Dummies?) That would be AWESOME!!

  • August 20, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Great video

  • August 22, 2019 at 11:29 am

    @RR Buildings As a guy coming from Europe and having a little experience with layout of a building, why do not you call a land surveyor to mark your corners? I understand you might want to show people how to do it with using a simple math and without a need to pay for possibly (in your area, country) expensive service. Anyways, is it more efficient for you to do it yourself than to call a land surveyor? Thx for answear. Great content btw. Good luck!

  • August 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Too much talking

  • August 28, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Can you please tell me what is the calculator app that you were using in this video?

  • September 3, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Good video cheers

  • September 3, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Good vid bro💪🏽💯

  • September 7, 2019 at 1:01 am

    If you had simply laid out the building as a complete square, you could have simply deducted the cut out portion more easily. Kinda went about this the harder way brother

  • September 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Soon there won't be any work for this. Bums.

  • September 8, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Now show it without the stabilia which most people wont have.

  • September 12, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Use an engineers knot. You will like it

  • September 14, 2019 at 5:20 am

    looks like Woodstock 🙂

  • September 14, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Thank you

  • September 18, 2019 at 1:16 am

    That Greg is a rascal ain’t he

  • September 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Greg doesnt like the guy

  • September 23, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Hope you make a video on each step of the way

  • September 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    This was incredibly helpful actually. Think it was the 3rd time to watch it and it finally all clicked.

  • September 30, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Such a great team I wish I worked for you guys.

  • October 1, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Appreciate you sir..thank you for sharing..we understand %100 more when learning goes practically like this…keep up the good work..thumps up!!!

  • October 2, 2019 at 2:55 am

    4:45 what app calculator is that?

  • October 5, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Gregs knot was better

  • October 5, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Super video

  • October 6, 2019 at 1:33 am

    I subscribed right after i saw this video. A LOT of great information for the professional DIYer.🥇

  • October 6, 2019 at 4:11 am

    I like the angled batter boards!

  • October 7, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Layout a big rectangle and check for square. Then take the bite out of it for that indentation that won't be building. Measure out from one line to get a line on that indentation then measure out from the perpendicular line to get the second line on that indentation. Easier.

  • October 10, 2019 at 3:48 am

    I would of just put my batter boards in the big rectangle then get the dimensions of the string lines . But like my dad says everyone don’t work the same. Good works boys an these guy sound cool to work wit 👌🏽.

  • October 10, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    How many contractors to tie a slip knot 😊 Thanks for not editing that out. The lesson in humility far exceeds the value of a slip knot.

  • October 16, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Your way is a good and the right way but Grage’s way what I like

  • October 16, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Why were you burning a foot?

  • October 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Do you use any architectural design software for your layouts? ie Sketchup? Autocad? If not how do you come up with material lists and cut list?

  • October 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Subscribe for Greg.

  • October 27, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Great laboring!

  • November 1, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Where did you find the calculator for figuring diagonals? Is it an app?

  • November 2, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Nicely Done 🔨

  • November 7, 2019 at 12:03 am

    A great teaching vid. Thanks!! Keep em coming.

  • November 8, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    was good BUT no details, details is everything!!! how to set up measure stick, what is your starting point on stick, why is stick on board, you said 6 inches, 6 inches from where??? etc etc


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