5 Pros and Cons of Using Precast Concrete Deck Footings

When it comes to using precast deck concrete there are some pros and cons that you may want to consider before you begin your next project.


  • Using precast concrete for your deck can help give you a stable foundation to build on. You can also make sure that it isn't just stable, it is also level and ready to be built on.
  • This technique also lets you install the rest of the deck easily and with some guidance and direction.
  • Precast concrete ensures that the deck will be stable and as you continue to build it will be able to carry the heavy loads.


  • One con when it comes to precast concrete is that it may end up running the cost up of your entire project. If you are on a budget you may want to skip this step.
  • The time frame of your project may increase if you have to take this extra step, especially if you are working on a deadline or if the weather isn't cooperating. Taking those extra days to do the precast concrete could push you over.

Overall, many people end up using the precast concrete. When choosing whether or not it is right for you, keep these pros and cons in mind.