Should deck post be set 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 inches below the frost line for your area to prevent movement during freezing temperatures.

How deep should a deck post be?

At each location, dig a hole, deep enough to pass your frost line by at least two inches and wide enough to accept the cardboard form and leave an inch or two on all sides. On the safe side, dig your footings at least 48 inches deep, or check with your local code enforcement.

What size footings do I need for a 6×6 post?

FOOTINGS: – Poured concrete footings should be a minimum of 8” wider than the posts (4×4 post – 12” min. width, 6×6 post – 14” min. width), a two level deck or deck with roof – 24”x24”. – The bottom of the footings must be a minimum of 36” below finish grade level.

How do you build a deck footing?

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Will treated wood rot in concrete?

Simply setting the posts in concrete does create a condition that will accelerate rot in the bottom of the posts. With pressure-treated posts, the rot will be slow.

What do deck posts sit on?

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How do you stabilize deck posts?

To stiffen the deck, go underneath and install a row of 2×8 blocks down the center, perpendicular to the joists. Stagger them with enough room to nail or screw them in place through the end grain, then fasten the treated 2x4s to the underside of the joists so they run from corner to corner, forming an X.

How deep should a footer be for a support post?

12 inches

Depth of Footings

Footings should extend to a minimum depth of 12 inches below previously undisturbed soil. Footings also must extend at least 12 inches below the frost line (the depth to which the ground freezes in winter) or must be frost-protected.

How deep should 4×4 deck posts be?

Dig post hole so diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the post (i.e., the hole for a 4” wood post should be about 12 inches wide). The depth of the hole should be 1/3-1/2 the post height above ground (i.e., a 6-foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at least 2 feet).

Should I bury my deck post?

The buried post method offers the advantage of reducing the amount of concrete work required for each footing and actually provides additional lateral (side-to-side) support to the post to resist wind loads.

How do you put a post on a footing?

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What is the best footing for a deck?

Poured concrete footings, buried post footings, precast cement footings, deck blocks, and screw/helical piles are all viable options for deck footings. Which one you choose will depend on the size and height of your deck and the building codes in your location.

How long will wooden posts last in concrete?

The post will only rot at ground level, it does not matter what you put in the bottom of the hole. A pressure treated post will last around 10 years.

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 treated 6×6 post last in the ground?

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What is the best way to set deck posts?

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Can deck posts sit on concrete slab?

In order for posts to properly resist varying degrees of weight, posts must rest on and be anchored to concrete footings. It’s important to note that patios and pre-cast concrete piers do not qualify as proper footings for deck construction. To anchor posts to concrete footings, you need to use a post base connector.

Can I pour concrete around deck posts?

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How much concrete do I need to set a deck post?

1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet

In order to have enough concrete for one cubic foot, you’ll require 2.2 bags of 60-lb concrete. Since bags are only sold in whole (not half, or quarter) quantities, you’ll need to purchase three (3) 60-lb. bags for one cubic foot.

Can you put dry concrete in a post hole?

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Can I bury my deck posts?

This footing method involves pouring a concrete pad at least 12” thick at the base of your hole. Next, set a pressure treated wood support post rated for “ground contact” on top of the pad and backfill the soil into the hole.

Do deck footings need rebar?

Plain concrete deck foundations without rebar are acceptable under the minimum standards of construction established in the International Residential Code. However, placing reinforcing steel within footings is a relatively easy and inexpensive practice that can provide increased performance.

How do you reinforce deck footings?

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Where do you put rebar in footing?

It is a general rule that reinforcements should be placed at the tension side at the bottom of the footing. In a square footing, rebars are placed uniformly in both directions. ACI code requires that the rebars be placed not more than 18 apart.