Footings are a very important component of deck construction because they provide the solid foundation that will support your deck. Your deck’s design will determine how live and dead loads are transferred from different sections of the deck to concentrated points of contact with the ground. Usually, footings are made of concrete. There
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The foundation is poured and Bob shows a new system for constructing the walls: stacking Styrofoam forms and pumping them full of concrete.
How to Build a Deck Foundation By: Danny Lipford. After the concrete has set, lay a concrete block foundation; Framing begins with pressure treated 2”x6” blocks caps on each column. 6”x6” treated sills are positioned on top of the blocks to support the floor joists.
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Not every deck design needs the same type of foundation. A ground-level deck may look fine with strht piers, which ease digging and pouring. For an upper deck with a landscaped backyard below, a belled pier may be the way to go, providing for larger bearing areas, but without as much concrete in the flowerbeds.
The cheapest deck foundations are concrete deck blocks that just sit on the ground. The blocks are usually less than $10 apiece. However, you must buy a lot of them to ensure the weight of your deck is spread out over enough soil surface area so that they don't sink.
Deck Footings. Learn everything you need to know about installing concrete footings to support your deck. We will teach you how to determine the code compliant size of your footings based on the soil type and tributary loads.