Quick Guide for the Pro-Builder

Thank you for choosing Diamond Pier for your next project. We'll help you get started.

This guide is meant for projects using Diamond Piers sold through retail stores, DP50 & DP75. For larger projects please visit our Engineered Projects page. 

You're a pro-builder, which means you don't have a lot of time on your hands. These are the top 4 subjects our builders ask about most. 
 

Diamond Pier Installation

Why Diamond Pier?

Speed
There is no other foundation system for a deck that is easier to install than the Diamond Pier system. You can set 6-8 footings within the first hour and start building immediately.

Eliminates Downtime 
No need to be held up with a footing inspection or waiting for concrete to dry. The code official is instructed to measure the depth of your pipe, so you can frame your deck immediately, and save entire days on your project.

No Excavation. No Mess.
Diamond Pier footings can be integrated and installed into your existing landscaping without damaging plants, and using only handheld tools.

Structurally Rated
The Diamond Pier concrete head is manufactured under controlled conditions and is not subject to variables in the field that can weaken a site-poured concrete footing and compromise its bearing, uplift, and lateral load requirements.

Before You Purchase

Check Your Soils

Properly Drained, Maximum Slope 2:1. Works in Silts, Clays, Sands & Gravels.

 

Know Your Loads

Our Load Chart will help you determine if you need the DP-50/50" or DP-75/63".

 

Get A Building Permit

Choose Diamond Pier model and provide supporting code compliance documents.

 

Locate Buried Utilities

Determine safety zones and adequate clearances. Read more below.

 

What You'll Need to Get Started

Required Tools:  Square-edge shovel    |   Torpedo Level   |    Pipe Wrench    |    Ear Protection   |   Sledgehammer   |   Tape Measure   |   Proper Safety Goggles   |   Insulated Gloves & Protective Clothing

The Proper Sized Diamond Pier Foundation

The Proper Sized Diamond Pier Foundation

Diamond Pier Driving Bit

Diamond Pier Driving Bit

Demo/Breaker Hammer

Available for Rent at Some Retail Locations

Demo/Breaker Hammer

Ready to Install?

Head over to our  Installation Page  for steps, videos and more.

Hitting Obstructions and Other Troubleshooting Questions

The Diamond Pier foundation is easy to use, remove, and troubleshoot. See our full list of FAQs.

FAQs

 

Uninstalling the Diamond Pier

Please see complete removal instructions in our full Installation Manual, page 13.
 

Are you ready to build beyond the standard?

Let us know what you’re working on.