The Foundation of Every Great Deck

Building Beyond the Standard Deck Footing

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A solid foundation is essential for any structure, offering strength, support, and longevity. In the case of decks and other residential projects, a strong foundation is crucial to guarantee structural integrity. Without a proper foundation, decks and porches are susceptible to sinking, shifting, and even collapse, posing significant risks to occupants and property. 

A New Paradigm 

Diamond Pier Foundations represent a revolutionary shift in the way residential decks are being constructed, offering an updated approach to deck foundations that overcomes the challenges of traditional concrete footings. By introducing a new methodology to deck building, Diamond Piers pave the way for a modern, more efficient, and robust approach to deck construction.  

Are Diamond Piers the right fit for your deck project? 

Time Efficiency 

One of the primary advantages of Diamond Pier footings is their efficiency, both in terms of time and resources, providing documented structural values that doesn’t apply to a concrete footing. The process only involves excavating a small square hole, setting the concrete head in, installing the pins and builders can start framing immediately. No need to wait on inspection or waiting for concrete to dry. This significantly reduces the timeline of the project, reducing both delays and labor costs. Moreover, the amount of concrete used versus traditional dig-and-pour for each footing contributes to less material waste, and less excavated soil that a contractor will have to remove. Which is not only more environmentally sustainable but also reduces unnecessary expenses to every project.

Field Variables 

When using Diamond Pier footings for a deck, field variables such as auger drift moving the footing off-center, ambient temperature, water-to-cement ratio, or curing time, are no longer a concern. The Diamond Pier system consists of high-strength precast concrete heads, ensuring consistent quality control with each one, as they are all manufactured using the exact same ingredients in the same factory. Each concrete head is labeled with a Quality Control (QC) Label, facilitating easy batch tracking and aiding Pin Foundations in monitoring the quality of each batch.

Soils 

Soil conditions can vary widely from one location to another, affecting the stability and load-bearing capacity of the footings. In areas with expansive clay soil or high water tables for example, traditional footings may be prone to shifting or settling over time, leading to structural issues and safety concerns. Also, factors such as frost depth and seismic activity must be considered to ensure that the footings can withstand the forces exerted on them throughout the year. Specifically crafted for residential deck applications, Diamond Piers are precisely designed to meet the specific needs of such construction. 

 

Diamond Pier Foundations: A Reliable Solution 

Amidst the challenges of traditional foundation methods, Diamond Pier Foundations emerge as a reliable solution. Developed

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to address the shortcomings of conventional footings and posts, Diamond Pier Foundations offer numerous advantages that set them apart as the foundation of choice for discerning builders and homeowners. 

  • Consistency and Strength: Every Diamond Pier is pre-engineered and structurally-rated to provide consistent strength and stability. for all weather classifications, ensuring that decks and residential structures remain level and secure, even in challenging soil conditions and extreme weather. Each Diamond Pier has a QC label on it to track exactly when and where that batch was made. 

  • Durability and Longevity: Constructed from high-quality materials, including galvanized steel and high-strength concrete, Diamond Pier Foundations are built to withstand the test of time, resisting corrosion, rot, and decay for decades. The steel bearing pins are engineered to meet and/or exceed the life expectancy of the project.

  • Increased Project Turns: Unlike traditional footings that require extensive excavation and concrete pouring, Diamond Pier Foundations can be installed quickly and easily using handheld tools. Builders achieve quicker project turns without sacrificing the quality and strength of their foundation. 

  • Versatility and Adaptability: Diamond Pier Foundations can be used in a variety of soil conditions, including clay, sand, and gravel, making them suitable for most locations.  

  • Environmental Friendliness: Diamond Pier Foundations help preserve the natural landscape and minimize disruption to local ecosystems, water-flow and tree roots, making them the eco-friendly choice for environmentally conscious builders and homeowners. This system also uses significantly less concrete than dig-and-pour footings. Concrete production is the third-largest source of emissions of carbon dioxide. 

 

Are Diamond Piers the Right Fit? 

By streamlining the construction process and reducing the time spent on each project, contractors can complete more decks per session without compromising quality. With Diamond Pier Foundations, which offer quicker installation compared to traditional methods, contractors can maximize their efficiency and productivity. This means that they can take on more projects within the same timeframe, ultimately leading to increased revenue and business growth. The ability to install more decks per month not only increases revenue but also enhances the reputation and reliability of the contractor. Clients appreciate efficiency and timely completion of projects, and by consistently delivering high-quality decks within shorter timeframes, contractors will build trust and credibility in their market.

When you choose Diamond Pier Foundations as the foundation for your next project, you will enjoy the benefits of exceptional strength, stability, and longevity, without the drawbacks of traditional methods. With our innovative design, ease of installation, and environmental friendliness, Diamond Pier Foundations represent the future of foundation technology, ensuring safe, secure, and sustainable deck construction for generations to come. 

 

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