Step 2: Install Posts Mounts to a Secure Base
The posts (columns) hold up the entire pergola and therefore need to be secured into a strong "base" of some sort. Typically, this base will be one of the following:
- Option A: A deck,
- Option B: A concrete slab or landscape column top, or
- Option C: A concrete footing.
This 1st video shows how to secure the post mounts to a DECK (Option A).
This 2nd video shows how to secure the post mounts to a CONCRETE SLAB OR LANDSCAPE COLUMN TOP (Option B).
This 3rd video shows how to secure the post mounts to a CONCRETE FOOTING (Option C).
Once you have a good understanding of how to secure the post mounts to these 3 different types of "bases," click here to continue to the next video.