On day 8 we were ready for concrete to be poured in the footer. First there were bulkheads put in at each step of the footer. You can see that below. It is the piece of plywood held in place with two metal stakes. This helps control where the concrete goes and keeps it in place.
The footer was poured in sections. The height of the concrete was checked multiple times for each section. It needed to be the proper height to ensure the next step (block) will be correct.
The finished footer