Tired of mixing concrete for sonotubes?
If a North Carolina entrepreneur
gets his way, deckbuilders will soon be
buying pre-engineered, precast footings
off the shelf.
The Deck Plug is a flat, cylindrically
shaped lightweight footing that's
designed for decks and other small
projects. The concept behind the
Deck Plug is simple: Dig a posthole
whose base lies beneath the frost line,
drop in a deck plug, and you're in
I asked the product's inventor why I
couldn't just pour my own plugs in the
basement using plastic drywall buckets.
His reply was that the Deck Plug is
more than just a slab of concrete. For
instance, concrete is seldom mixed
correctly in the field and is usually put