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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Circular saw
    • Level
    • Dust mask
    • Hammer drill
    • Safety glasses
    • Trowel

Hydraulic jack, Shoring post, Plumb bob, Diamond blade for circular saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 4000 PSI concrete (minimum)
    • Concrete plinth block
    • Wood post (4 x 4 or 6 x 6) for jacking
    • 2 x 10 weight-spreader boards
    • Sill sealer
    • ½” dia. rebar
    • Anchor bolt
    • Heavy duty galvanized metal straps
    • Heavy duty T-brace
    • Joist hanger nails

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