What depth should you put foundation posts when making a deck?

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  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 11, 2017
    Hi Maree, When you contact your local building department to get your building permit, ask what the frost depth requirement is and the required size and shape of the footings. Then dig the footing holes so that the bottoms of the footings are at or below the frost depth.

    Good luck!

  • Debby Debby on Jun 11, 2017
    depends on water your area government requires. Personally I use 3 foot

  • Debby Debby on Jun 11, 2017
    whatever not water,,, damn Siri

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Jun 11, 2017
    I would imagine it all depends on the size of the deck and how high off the ground it is going to be, but I definitely think you should go below the frost line.

  • Judy Judy on Jun 11, 2017
    This depends on your choice. Either you want it the same hiegth as your home, or a diff. in between the two. Best wishes, J.

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on Jun 13, 2017
    Most building codes require a depth to the frost line for stability.