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Pier Foundation Concrete Calculator
How much concrete will you need to fill your footings and tubes on that new deck?

Use this handy calculator to determine how much concrete you'll need for your next pier foundation – whether it's for a deck, porch, or cabin. We'll calculate concrete amount two ways: by the bag and by the cubic yard; then we'll help you decide whether to rent a cement mixer or to order a delivery truck.

After you've got the foundation figured out, use our deck calculator to estimate framing, hardware, decking, and railing stock for your deck project. Also, visit our Deck Planning Center for comprehensive info on designing, building, and remodeling decks.

More information on concrete pier foundations:
  • A Solid Deck Begins with Concrete Piers
  • How to Set Deck and Shed Footings with Plastic Piers
  • Frost vs. Pier Foundation
  • Measuring Posts on Uneven Ground
  • Deck Foundations That Last
  • Sonotube Cutoff Fixture
  • Sonotube Cutoff Guide