Laying Out Deck Footings
A fast and accurate way to get the holes in the right spots
Getting the footings in the right spots is a crucial first step in building a deck. In this article, deck builder Greg DiBernardo shows how to determine the centerline of the footings with a simple line parallel to the house. You locate the footings on the line by first finding the edge of the deck with a line squared off the house.
Photo: Andy Engel