Using Deck Blocks To construct a Deck
Deck blocks are specially constructed portable foundations, generally made from poured concrete. To support a wooden deck, deck blocks are quick and easy alternative to digging footings. Each block is design to support a wooden structure at the primary joints, acting in the same fashion as a poured concrete foundation.
Deck Blocks are Simple
To use deck blocks, level the places where the block will be placed. Using a mason's string level, add or remove soil beneath the blocks until they are level from end to end. Be sure to pack the earth before replacing the block after each adjustment.
Ready to Build
Deck blocks are ready to have the edge of a 2 x 6 placed into it. For corners, deck blocks are built to accommodate 90 degree angles. By placing the deck blocks carefully at the outset, a deck can be quickly assembled in a matter of hours.
Better than Footings
Because they are not recessed in the ground, deck blocks keep your wood off the ground and prevent the problems that occur from columns standing in water for long periods. The entire deck is automatically elevated to the perfect height above ground for a single intermediate step leading onto the deck surface.