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Bigfoot

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I've never used them. I need to make a ramp for somebody to get in their house. I want something fast. If I set them on the ground, they will just settle and heave correct?
 

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Some people here use them under porches and decks. I don't use them either. Most put them right on the ground...some put a gravel pad or lay a square paving stone base under them. My sister has them under her big front porch and it's been fine for about 10 years.
I guess you mean frost heave?
No experience with that.

 

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greybeard":3kowkgk3 said:
Some people here use them under porches and decks. I don't use them either. Most put them right on the ground...some put a gravel pad or lay a square paving stone base under them. My sister has them under her big front porch and it's been fine for about 10 years.
I guess you mean frost heave?
No experience with that.


Good to know some have been in use that long. I think I'll give them a try.
 

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I have some under a handicap ramp I built for my Mother about 12 years ago and they are still in place and supporting the ramp/porch just fine. I used the concrete pad method pictured by Greybeard above.
 

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I sat a paver on the ground, and a deck block on top of that. Less than ideal, but I didn't even have time for concrete to cure. No doubt it will settle, and may settle to the point of causing issues, but it's in place.
 
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