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. 

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Diamond Pier Installation

Why Diamond Pier?

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

Eliminates Down-Time 
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 can be integrated and installed into your existing landscaping without damaging plants, and using only handheld tools.

Structurally Rated
The Diamond Pier is manufacture under controlled conditions and is not subject to variables in the field that can weaken a site poured concrete footing compromising 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

Size Diamond Pier and provide supporting code compliant 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 Measurer   |   Proper Safety Goggles   |   Insulated Gloves & Protective Clothing

The Proper Sized Diamond Pier

The Proper Sized Diamond Pier

Diamond Pier Driving Bit

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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 Trouble Shooting Questions

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



Uninstalling the Diamond Pier

Please see full removal instructions in our Full Installation Manual, page 12.

Are you ready to build beyond the standard?

Let us know what you’re working on.