Diamond Pier Foundation Systems

Instant Piers for Your Front Porch Or Deck

We discovered Diamond Pier Foundation Systems recently and thought you might like this innovative foundation system. Digging holes to the required depths, especially into rock laden soil, can be difficult and time consuming.




There's a better way.

If you like innovative products that will save you time check out the Diamond Pier Foundation Systems.


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Diamond Pier Foundation System Footings
Green Building Technology - Diamond Pier by Pin Foundations
The process for constructing traditional piers to support porch foundations and porch columns consists of:
  • You first identify the location for your piers
  • Dig out the dirt down to an appropriate depth (depending on your local building codes)
  • Mix concrete (by hand, machine, or truck)
  • Pour into the hole
  • Allow time to dry
  • Disperse dirt from around the hole
  • Repeat this process for each pier.

Diamond Pier Foundation System Footings

The process is much easier and faster than using the traditional method:
  • Locate the bases at the right height
  • Affix the steel tubes
  • Cap them off
It can't get much easier than this. You are ready to build- today. No waiting.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to use:



Green Building Technology - Diamond Pier by Pin Foundations

I've dug lots of footings to support porch and deck columns and am a stickler for ensuring they are deep enough and wide enough to support either the porch or deck. The better the foundation of a structure (that includes the footings and piers) the longer the structure will last.

And since I like doing things myself I usually over build. I've seen too many builders pour a bag of concrete in a hole and call it good. Footings need to be below the frost line for your geographical area. Otherwise, the freezing ground contracts and moves pushing the footing up. Over time this can destroy your foundation.

If digging holes for footings, splay the bottom of the hole so that it is wider than the remaining hole. This helps prevent the pier from being pushed upwards (like pulling a plug off the ocean bottom).

That's another reason I think this system would work the same way. The posts driven into the earth at angles would result in the same effect as splayed concrete.

The only drawback may be the price which ranges anywhere from $110 to $190 per unit. Subtract your costs for concrete, labor, and time and it might just be worth the investment.

I haven't had the opportunity to use the Pier Foundation System yet so send us your thoughts and critiques and we may pass them on to our site visitors.







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