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How to Install Pergola Post Brackets

How to Install Pergola Post Brackets Image Credit: If you’re building a pergola , you will need to find a way to install your pergola posts. There is a simple way to install footings (check out this article on installing deck footings) if you want to put the posts directly into the concrete, but many experts contend that for the long-term, installing post brackets into the concrete is the better choice. Brackets, which keep the wood post out of the concrete, tend to extend the life and support of the post wood. This tutorial will walk you through the straightforward process of installing brackets into concrete for mounting 6×6 pergola posts. For 6×6 pergola posts, 12” concrete forms are recommended. Also, check your zone for the freeze depth to determine how deep your concrete support needs to be. In our zone, this is 30” deep. Use a hand saw to cut the 12” concrete form to size. Place the form into your dug hole. Run strings as needed to determine the placement a

Florida Coastal Contractors LLC Launch

Florida Coastal Contractors LLC Launch Company management decided to re-post articles that feature Florida Coastal Contractors on our blog. We are starting our "In The Press" series by republishing a Press Release from May 3, 2018 about us launching our services which include, but not limited to custom patios installation , custom pergola installation , custom outdoor kitchens installation , outdoor fireplace installation , and outdoor fire pit installation in St. Augustine area. Please read following Press Release on this topic we have republished below... NOTE: Press Release originally appeared on Visit republished post here: Florida Coastal Contractors LLC Launch

How to Install Pergola Posts

How to Install Pergola Posts Building a pergola is a wonderful way to add value to your home and your life. Pergolas are instant gathering places and provide a beautiful boost to the exterior of your home. In order to build a pergola, of course, you will need to install the pergola posts. This article uses the post brackets that you have already installed and will show you how to mount your wood posts to those secure brackets. Before you install your posts (this example uses 6×6 cedar posts, rough cut), you want to make sure their surface is smooth. These rough cut posts will benefit from being run through a planer to make them smooth and take stain easier and better later on. Run the posts through a planer carefully, taking off just enough of the post to create a smooth surface but not more than that. Because a 6×6 post (these are 10’ in height) is heavy, it’s a good idea to set up some roller supports, both in the front and the back of your planer, for weight help. One person