I see a lot of decks in this area MT being built using precast concrete post bases. They just set these bases on ground level and the 4x4 post sits inside a pocket with no anchors in the top of the post base.
However, most concrete deck blocks can only hold 4x4 posts, not 6x6s and they have no lateral strength at the base of the post. Also, if you drop set the framing into the groove, the underside of the joist is still 5-6" above grade.
The deck post concrete footer will poured to the level of the basement patio slab. I made a concrete form out of scrap lumber and plywood. The form was fastened to the patio slab with Tapcon concrete screws and round steel stakes with holes for screws driven in the ground.
The deck code here says that the concrete footing must be 30 in below ground level and have a thickness of at least 8 inches i.e. to 22 inches below ground level . This which means the wood post is in the ground.
Galvanized post anchors prevent lateral movement and keep the ends of wood support posts from direct contact with the concrete, which gives a post longer life. Building a Deck 02:48 In this series, Chip Wade shows you how to build a deck from the ground up.
Decks and other permanent structures require deck supports and footings made from structural strength concrete mix. NOTE: it is important to check local building codes for construction requirements in your area; these requirements will include minimum diameter and minimum depth of the footings.
Figure concrete volume by multiplying the height of the post and column in feet by the radius of the tube in feet squared times 3.14. Divide the total by 27 to get the cubic yardage you need to order.
I'm planning to build an elevated deck. I was going to dig the holes for the posts, put them in and set them in quikrete. I've done this for a fence and I'm comfortable with the process. A deck bui
Concrete pillars with footings Concrete pillars without footings Concrete deck base blocks Deck posts in screw piles Suggested products Install a deck foundation A sound deck foundation is absolutely basic for a one or two-level deck.
Make use of this Concrete Block for mounting or deck support post. Provides long lasting durability and easy to maintain. 11-1/2 in. x 8 in. x 11-1/2 in. Concrete Block- - The Seven Trust