I have 6 6x6 posts for a pergola . The more I read about how to put the Dig holes and pour in concrete footing to about 2 inches above grade. Set a metal base anchor mount (Simpson Another good option is 6-18" of gravel then the post then back fill with gravel. Keeps the water aways from the post.

Pergola Footings. Creating reliable Pergola Footings is probably one of the most important parts of pergola construction - and there is no more solid a method than to cement the footings into the ground for a really strong and stable garden structure. If you are buildinga pergola over a deck you may want to use hardware

In this project, our pergola will be built at the corners of an existing retaining wall; however, the pergola build process is the same with or without the wall in the design. To dig the post holes, you can use a clamshell digger, power auger or a shovel. Your local building codes should specify a recommended depth for post

This video is for customers that have 7" Square, 7" Round, or 10" Round Columns for their pergola. If you have a 5" square post mounting to a footing - refer to the video for Step 2D. Mike Lovewell demonstrates how to correctly install the post mount to your poured footing for 7" and 10" column options.

Once the concrete had set, you would build the pergola on the posts. Today, there are more efficient options to set footings such as helical piers or footings. If you are a do it yourselfer, the helical pier may be a bit difficult to set because equipment is needed to drill down to the 48” depth most require for code

Grow vines over a pergola, or add lattice to its top to make a shady summertime picnic area. A pergola's structural integrity rests on its posts and how well they are anchored to the ground. They can be set in the ground with concrete or anchored at ground level with heavy steel brackets embedded in concrete footing.

This do-it-yourself video will teach you how to pour concrete into a sonotube form, measure and place post mount brackets for your pergola kit. Outdoor Living Today makes 50 do-it-yourself western red cedar backyard kits made simple.

installing posts for pergola. The easiest and most recommended method of installation is to dig footings to the correct depth (below the frost line in your area) and use post mounting hardware to attach the posts to the concrete footings or concrete patio as follows: Order the 8 foot or 10 foot post option and