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deck and gazebo footings, please check out our Footings
section under the "How-To" menu. Otherwise, below is a detailed list of the topics covered in the
Foundation section of the BestDeckSite Password Area. For a complete
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- Footing Calculator
Take the guess work out of sizing your deck footings with BestDeckSite's Footing
- Marking, Digging, & Grading
The various types of digging equipment, making sure the holes are in the
right place, and getting the yard grade right.
- Determining Soil Type
Instruction on how to determine your soil type and the importance of
classifying your soil related to sizing footings.
- Sizing Footing Example
Step-by-step directions on sizing the footings for an example deck.
- Post Uplift
Anchoring your deck against high winds.
- Footing Thickness & Rebar
Determining footing thickness, the amount of steel reinforcing bar, and
the diameter of the footing based upon the type of soil and the expected
- Footing Embedment
When embedding posts makes the most sense.
- Pouring Footings
How to create forms, mix strong concrete or get concrete delivered, and safety
- Frost Heave
Causes and prevention of foundation uplift due to frozen ground.
- Foundation Types
Discussion of eight different types of gazebo and deck foundations.
The importance of proper backfilling and how different types of fill
affect the rigidity of the structure.
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