Perma-Column’s reinforced concrete deck piers, which come in 4x4 and 6x6 sizes and in 30-inch and 40-inch lengths, recently received International Code Council certification. The rebar-reinforced piers come fitted with a U-shaped 1/4-inch powder-coated steel bracket for elevating a wood post above the ground. A 40-inch-long 4x4 Perma- Column weighs about 50 pounds and costs about $50. A 6x6 pier the same length weighs about 105 pounds, and costs about $80. Uplift anchors and 12-inch column extenders are also available, for $17.