Learn how to install FootingPad footings in a few easy steps. They’re the perfect footing solution for most deck and post frame buildings.
Installation for Any Deck or Post Frame Building Project
Step 1: Dig the Hole
Dig your post hole slightly wider than the FootingPad diameter and deeper than the frostline. In free-standing structures, hole depth should be 24″ or more to provide lateral stability.
Step 2: Level and Compact the Bottom
Use a board or other tamper to level and compact the soil at the bottom of the hole.
Pro Tip: A light layer of pea gravel can be added to the bottom of the hole to assist with leveling.
Step 3: Place the FootingPad
Place the FootingPad footing in the bottom of the hole, smooth side down.
Step 4: Place the Post
Place your post in the hole so that it is approximately centered on top of the FootingPad footing.
Step 5: Backfill
Backfill around the post with the original soil. No concrete required.
Step 6: Compact Soil and Check Post Alignment
Compact the backfill around the post every 12” as you fill the hole. Use a level to ensure the post is straight.