Pergola posts installed in the ground or bolted to the patio?

Toni N Wayne
by Toni N Wayne
I ripped out a deck and will be pouring a concrete patio in its place. The patio will be covered with a tiki style roof. Would the new roof be more secure with the posts anchored into the soil prior to pouring the concrete, or bolted into the patio? I'm thinking anchoring the posts in the ground would hasten rot sooner than if they were anchored to the concrete.

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