Installing Augment Frames

Framing Buck — 1. Before inflation, using pressure treated wood, construct framing bucks with outside dimensions to match the front face of the augment.

Framing Buck — 1. Before inflation, using pressure treated wood, construct framing bucks with outside dimensions to match the front face of the augment.

Augment Drawing — 2. Inflate the Airform. Leave it inflated for a day or two to stretch the Airform.

Augment Drawing — 2. Inflate the Airform. Leave it inflated for a day or two to stretch the Airform.

Install Bucks — 3. Decrease the water column pressure to approximately .5 inch. Install the framing buck at this time.

Install Bucks — 3. Decrease the water column pressure to approximately .5 inch. Install the framing buck at this time.

Attach Stakes — 4. Attach the stakes on the exterior through the Airform and into the window buck. Get the bucks plumb and level.

Attach Stakes — 4. Attach the stakes on the exterior through the Airform and into the window buck. Get the bucks plumb and level.

Brace Stakes — 5. Brace them solidly from the inside or the outside by attaching guide wire to the top of the bucks through the Airform, then securely stake the wires to the ground.
  6. Increase the water-column pressure back to 2 inches.
  7. Once your stable construction pressure has been attained, reassess the buck to be sure it is still level and plumb. Make any necessary adjustments.

Brace Stakes — 5. Brace them solidly from the inside or the outside by attaching guide wire to the top of the bucks through the Airform, then securely stake the wires to the ground.

6. Increase the water-column pressure back to 2 inches.

7. Once your stable construction pressure has been attained, reassess the buck to be sure it is still level and plumb. Make any necessary adjustments.

Attach to Footing — 8. To ensure that the bucks stay in place, attach the bucks to the concrete footing. This is important for door openings or openings that go all the way to the floor. Some windows are not designed to extend to the floor and do not need to be secured to the concrete footing.

Attach to Footing — 8. To ensure that the bucks stay in place, attach the bucks to the concrete footing. This is important for door openings or openings that go all the way to the floor. Some windows are not designed to extend to the floor and do not need to be secured to the concrete footing.