Simpson) makes a product called EZ-SPIKE eliminates a need for concrete post footing. EZ-SPIKE is basically a long spike that has a square top sized to accept a post that is normally used for supports. By Simpson.
Why Deck Posts Should NOT Be Set in Concrete - nor dirt, check out yours especially if its a double height load bearing platform for safety - rotted wood at grade level can make it death trap, seriously
Instead of the footing blocks - this way it can be shallow hole dug - This video shows you how to build the base of a deck foundation or concrete deck footing, using QUIKRETE® QUIK-TUBE Building Forms. Successfully construct a .