What is the best way to set a deck post?

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Quote from Youtube video: There are several methods for setting posts. One way is to pour concrete in the post hole. Set the post on the concrete.

Do deck posts need to be in concrete?

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.

Is it better to set deck posts in concrete?

There are several ways to set deck posts; we recommend attaching the posts to concrete footers above the ground. This helps to prevent wooden posts from rotting. Set footers a minimum of 6” below the frost line for your area to prevent movement during freezing temperatures.

Do deck posts need to be anchored?

The footings of your deck are exactly what they sound like – the feet of the deck. They’re the concrete foundations that support your deck. In order for posts to properly resist varying degrees of weight, posts must rest on and be anchored to concrete footings.

Should pressure treated posts be set in concrete?

With pressure-treated posts, the rot will be slow. We have three ways to solve the rotten post problem. First, the posts should be set on top of a bed of coarse gravel 3 to 6 inches deep, so the base of the post is in contact with the gravel. Concrete should be poured around the post – no concrete under the post.

How do you secure a 4×4 post to a deck?

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How do you stabilize deck posts?

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Quote from Youtube video: One brace on each. Each section or each side of the deck really not that difficult. And again if this if you nail the braces up on this.

What do deck posts sit on?

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Quote from Youtube video: A footer is the concrete pad the deck post will sit on top of and it's very important no matter how high your deck will be off the ground. How many footers and posts you'll need to support the deck

How do you secure a deck post to concrete?

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How do you anchor a post base?

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Quote from Youtube video: Set a threaded bolt into your concrete footing then attach your post anchor base. It's adjustable so that you can line up your porch post use a washer and the nut to secure the base.

Can you build a deck without digging holes?

Yes. It’s possible to build a deck without digging holes. This type of deck is called a floating deck, and it sits right on top of the ground without any posts or support areas that you’d dig down into the ground [to secure].

Are fence post anchors vs concrete?

Fences with posts set in anchor spikes are just as stable as fences with posts set in concrete. However, with concrete, your posts can and will rot over time as water seeps into the tiny gap caused by the wooden post expanding and contracting with the changes in temperature through the year.

Can pressure treated wood be in contact with concrete?

Wood in direct contact with concrete, and the dampness often found there, will rapidly decay. To avoid this, use pressure-treated lumber. This is wood impregnated with decay-resisting chemicals, usually chromated copper arsenates.
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What should I put between wood and concrete?

Anyplace where wood meets the ground or concrete, the lumber must be pressure treated. For additional moisture protection, a gasket or strip of closed-cell foam can be installed between the concrete foundation and the sill plate.

How long will a 6×6 treated post last in concrete?

A PT post will last a long time in concrete, maybe 5 to 10 years in soil alone. I suggest you embed the post in concrete, trowel a peak around the post so water runs off, and don’t let the PT post come in contact with the ground.

How do I keep my deck post from rotting?

Placing a thick layer of loose gravel at the bottom of the post hole will allow groundwater to trickle through the rocks and down away from the base of the post. This will prevent the post from rotting by keeping it constantly dry. You can purchase gravel at a local hardware store or landscaping-supply business.

How long will pressure treated 4×4 last in the ground?

A treated 4×4 will last 20 to 25 years in the ground if the conditions in the soil and climate are favorable. That number could increase to 40 to 75 years if you install the treated 4×4 in a cement ring rather than the soil. There are a few factors that influence how long the 4×4 can last in the ground.

Is it OK to bury pressure-treated lumber?

Yes. Pressure-treated wood can be buried in the dirt when used as a fence post or any exterior structure that requires underground support. However, it needs the most protection because continuous exposure to moisture in the dirt might cause the wood to rot and waste away prematurely.

How long will pressure-treated lumber last with ground contact?

Regular wood used for ground contact can last about ten years. However, if the wood is pressure treated, it can last up to 40 years.

Can you put treated lumber directly on the ground?

Pressure-treated wood is softwood lumber, typically southern yellow pine, that’s been chemically treated to resist rot, decay and termites. Lumber treated to “Ground Contact” has a high chemical retention level and can be placed directly on or in the ground with better protection against rot or decay.