A Complete DIY Guide to Designing, Planning, & Budgeting for Your Residential Deck Build

split view of a modern composite deck build vs a traditional wooden deck build

To explain a little further, the footing is a standalone structure that ultimately provides support for the masonry foundation walls that are built “on top” of the footing. It is what separates your home’s foundation from the ground. The two most common types of footings are the perimeter footing and pier footings. We will dive into those in the next section.