How to Build a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck Footing

Prevent frost-heave damage by pouring the concrete right.

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Posthole digger
  • Spade
  • Tape measure
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Utility knife

You'll also need a hoe for mixing the concrete.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Form tube
  • Concrete