Build a deck foundation
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- Completion Time : Week-end Project
A sound deck foundation is crucial for the construction of a one or two level patio so it is important that this is decided before any details are written down. This also includes where the deck will be built and the type of ground where the foundation will sit.
There are four types of foundations for your deck: concrete pillars with footings; concrete pillars without footings; concrete deck blocks: and screwable posts However, from the standpoint of construction stability, we suggest you build a foundation with footing. One weekend is all it takes to get a secure deck foundation in place and ready for the deck installation.