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Securing a post to concrete is the most common method of installing a pergola. It is also the easiest by far. A bracket, a concrete anchor (also known as a Tapcon) bolt and then some lag bolts to attached the post to the bracket. The wood trim nailed on after is probably the most crucial step.
Don't skip it! Why? Because it is a very inexpensive few pieces of wood that make your pergola look so much more complete. No ugly exposed brackets weathering away in the elements. The treated and stained wood will last long and look beautiful.
The bracket mounts also provide the recommended 1" clearance between the concrete and the bottom of the wood post. Even with pressure treated and stained timbers of any type you really don't want them standing in accumulated water. And unless you live in the high desert of the southwest, you know you will have times during the year when water will accumulate either via heavy rains or melting snow.
No matter what type of base you will use for your pergola, the Guide to Build a Pergola in One Weekend will describe and show you via illustrations and pictures like those above just how to tackle the foundation of your pergola project.
Coming soon! Videos to support the Guide - available to site members at Pergoladiy.com!
The Guide also includes two sets of free pergola plans and it teaches you how to draw your own. Don't miss out on this great deal!